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 Islanders Potential Arena Near Citi Field? Chargers Dive Into Convention Center Possibilities MetLife Stadium Name To Stay Despite Changes Broncos Have No Stadium Naming Rights Offers
THE MAVS' CARTER DOESN'T WANT A REUNION IN HIS FRONT YARD
Published December 16, 1994
Negotiations between the City of Dallas and Mavericks Owner Don Carter over the construction of a new downtown arena adjacent to Reunion Arena hinge on the demolition of Reunion. Carter and team officials believe having side-by-side arenas "makes no economic sense." City Council members and Dallas Mayor Steve Bartlett are wary of destroying a 14-year-old facility for which they still owe around $62M. Bartlett: "I think the feeling on the council is strong that we need to look for a reuse, and we don't want a reuse that is incompatible with a new arena." Carter is willing to cover $65M of the $142M cost for the new arena in exchange for naming rights and control over major decisions involving the facility (Sylvia Martinez, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 12/14).