SBD/17/Facilities Venues

Print All
  • COOKE FACING GROUPS OF "CONCERNED CITIZENS" AT EVERY TURN

         A group of Washington, DC, residents said that they oppose
    any efforts by Jack Kent Cooke to revive plans to build a new
    stadium for the Redskins near RFK Stadium.  Cooke had intended to
    build a stadium in nearby Laurel MD, but last Wednesday a county
    officer denied Cooke's plan citing concern over increased traffic
    and limited parking.  Concerned Citizens of Kingman Park Chair
    Veronica Raglin said that a new stadium in DC would have a
    "devastating impact on the neighborhood environmentally."  Among
    the environmental problems cited by stadium opponents are
    dangerous levels of asbestos in the framework of RFK, serious
    levels of possibly toxic lead in the soil around the stadium
    site, car exhaust and noise (Matt Neufeld, WASHINGTON TIMES,
    10/17).
    

    Print | Tags: Facilities, Washington Redskins
  • MIAMI CONSIDERS DEMOLITION OF ORANGE BOWL

         The decision to move the Orange Bowl football game to Joe
    Robbie Stadium after 1996 has many debating the future of the
    Orange Bowl stadium.  One possibility that is gaining support is
    demolition.  But others have proposed renovating the stadium to
    keep the University of Miami as a tenant and to attract another
    bowl game.  Estimates of a major new overhaul -- including more
    than 10,000 new seats, 40 luxury suites, a new press box and
    security fencing -- run as high as $30M.  Other possibilities
    under consideration:  turn the Orange Bowl into an open casino in
    th event FL voters approve statewide gambling; or host a seasonal
    basketball tournament, a national auto show, a circus and other
    big-draw events (Joanne Cavanaugh, MIAMI HERALD, 10/14).
    

    Print | Tags: Facilities
  • RAPTORS LOOK TO BE A CONTENDER DOWN ON THE WATERFRONT

         The Raptors are attempting to swing a deal to purchase six
    acres near the Toronto waterfront where the team hopes to build a
    proposed 22,500-seat arena.  Several sources close to the team
    have confirmed that there have been negotiations with Canada Post
    Corp. and Marathon Realty, the owners of the six-acre lot, about
    acquiring the site.  The site has recently been appraised by an
    independent firm as worth about $20M.  But a concern of the
    Raptors is that the land is contaminated and will have to be
    cleaned before anything is built.  Potential clean-up costs are
    estimated at $12M (Robert MacLeod, Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 10/15).
    

    Print | Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors
  • STADIUM NOTES

         Many reports over the weekend note the Packers' decision not
    to play in Milwaukee "follows a decade of talks about a new
    stadium" in Milwaukee.  Brewers owner Bud Selig said he will now
    concentrate on trying to create financing for a baseball-only
    stadium, saving about $20-25M off the cost of a multi-purpose
    facility (Mult., 10/16)....L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich
    has introduced a motion barring the county from spending any
    funds on the construction of a stadium proposed by NFL
    Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.  Antonovich: "The taxpayers have
    just spent $60 million this year to repair and renovate the
    Coliseum to keep it as the home of the Raiders and USC and make
    it an appropriate site for a Super Bowl" (Mult., 10/16).
    

    Print | Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, NFL, Oakland Raiders
Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug