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BOSTON MAYOR BACKS NOT-SO-MEGAPLEX
Published October 20, 1994
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino came out in favor of a "slimmed- down proposal" on Boston's proposed Megaplex -- a $440M "stand- alone" convention center, without a stadium. Menino's position is at odds with Gov. William Weld's proposed $700M combination convention hall/football stadium. Menino's plan is expected to "reignite debate" in the MA Legislature. Of the three possible sites detailed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), there are plans for a convention center or a stadium, but not both. Senate President William Bulger: "The lack of a stadium may be a problem for some people." But the Boston Redevelopment Authority concluded that the disadvantages of adding a stadium far outweighed the advantages (Kindleberger & Vaillancourt, BOSTON GLOBE, 10/20). Menino's plan -- "without the costs and controversy of a domed stadium" -- could see legislative action "within months" (Phil Primack, BOSTON HERALD, 10/20). A HERALD editorial supports Menino and urges officials to adopt a proposal that is a "doable" plan (HERALD, 10/20).