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CINCINNATI COUNCIL VOICES SUPPORT FOR REDS STADIUM PROPOSAL
Published November 10, 1994
Several Cincinnati City Council members yesterday informally said that they would support a plan to build a Reds ballpark next to the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati. Council members said they were also pleased that Reds Owner Marge Schott had informed the Council that she wants the new ballpark to be similar to those recently built in Cleveland, Chicago and Baltimore. Mayor Roxanne Qualls: "It is progress that Mrs. Schott has publicly indicated she wants a new facility." It now appears that in order for Schott to be granted a new ballpark, Tri-State executives must convince Bengals GM Mike Brown to sign a long-term lease at an expanded and refurbished Riverfront Stadium. Brown also has demanded a new stadium, but local leaders have said publicly they are committed to renovating Riverfront for one of the city's professional teams, while building a new structure for the other. Regional leaders said it would take months before a decision on the issue is made (Green & Goldberg, CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 11/10).