Sources: Ballmer Wants New Arena For Clips Vikings Select Firms To Build New HQ LAFC Mulls HQ, Complex In Tustin Beaver Stadium Capacity Likely To Get Smaller Seahawks/Sounders Looking For Naming Rights Turner Field Area Could Become College Stadium Kentucky Scores Big With Luxury Football Seating Redskins Sell Naming Rights For Team HQ Sources: Isles In Talks For Arena At Belmont Park Facility Notes
TAMPA STADIUM REPORT EXPECTED; LIGHTNING FACE DEADLINES
Published December 13, 1994
Sports facility architects, HOK Inc., should submit its reports on possible renovations to Tampa Stadium by the end of the week. Tampa Sports Authority Director Rick Nafe said the report won't include cost estimates for "each of six renovation options designed to add 40 luxury boxes and up to 10,000 club seats in the stadium." The Authority is limited in what it can pay HOK, and the firm says they were unable to produce actual cost estimates without charging more (Nick Pugliese, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/13). LIGHTNING FACE "WATERHSED WEEK": Lightning officials "are scurrying to get financing in place so the team doesn't miss opening the 1996 hockey season in its new home," according to a report in this morning's TAMPA TRIBUNE. The team "should get some help" on Thursday when Tampa City Council members vote on whether to extend for the second time a deadline to secure financing for the $120M project. The original deadline was pushed back to December 31. Council members will decide wheter to extend it further to April 30. Lightning attorney Stephen Pankau: "This should be a watershed week. We expect to hear from bond insurers and private lenders" (Ken Koehn, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/13).