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  • DRAFT OF MEGAPLEX STUDY DEFERS STADIUM

         The Boston Redevelopment Authority's unreleased draft of
    recommendations for a proposed downtown megaplex includes
    delaying construction of a 70,000-seat domed stadium until
    traffic concerns are further explored.  State legislative leaders
    suggest building the convention center on a site which could
    later accomodate a stadium, but, as one source said:  "There
    doesn't appear to be a site in Boston that can easily
    accommodate" the number of cars leaving the city on game days.
    If a stadium is omitted, the Weld administration is expected to
    reccommend state aid to refurbish Foxboro Stadium (Meg
    Vaillancourt, BOSTON GLOBE, 9/11).
    

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  • GIMME SHELTER: STADIUM AND ARENA NOTES

         Jackson County Sports Complex Authority has agreed to pay
    Cleveland's S.W. Franks Construction Co. close to $2M to install
    natural grass, a new warning track, and fences in Royals'
    Kauffman Stadium (K.C. STAR, 9/9)....The San Francisco Recreation
    and Park Commission will decide on the new lease with the Giants
    at Candlestick Park.  Giants VP Larry Baer said the pact would
    extend the lease by five years and eliminate a clause requiring
    the city to pay for the team's defense if sued for leaving
    Candlestick Park (S.F. CHRONICLE, 9/9). ....IHL Knights President
    and co-owner Richard Adler announced that funding is set for a
    new $120M, 22,000 seat arena and 20,000 seat amphitheater in
    Alpharetta outside Atlanta.  Hawks Exec VP Lee Douglas said
    Adler's plans don't affect Turner Broadcasting's efforts to build
    a new arena in Atlanta as a way of luring an NHL franchise
    (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/10).
    

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  • SPECTACOR SELLS NAMING RIGHTS

         Spectacor and CoreStates Financial Corp. announced a $40M,
    29-year marketing contract Friday which includes renaming
    Philadelphia's Spectrum Arena as the CoreStates Spectrum and its
    unfinished neighbor (formerly Spectrum 2) as the CoreStates
    Center.  Spectacor founder and owner Ed Snider "said he felt a
    little bit of regret" about having to sell the arena's name, but
    that he made the deal to avoid raising ticket prices to pay for
    construction.  CoreStates will get exclusive marketing and
    financial services rights in the arena, as well as placement of
    its name throughout the complex, including the roof.  CoreStates'
    logo will also appear on arena workers' uniforms and event
    tickets, and all broadcasts, advertising and publicity materials
    will "prominently" CoreStates.  The deal includes an annual rent-
    free corporate event, space for four advertising dioramas per
    arena, and access to luxury suites and meeting rooms in the
    complex (Gary Miles, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 9/10).
    

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