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NEW STADIUM MAY BE THE ONLY REMEDY IN TAMPA
Published December 20, 1994
Members of the Tampa Sports Authority (TSA) voted on Monday to develop plans for a new stadium costing at least $150M. The vote came after a proposal for renovating Tampa Stadium was presented by the architectural firm, HOK of Kansas City, MO. The firm unveiled its study on how to improve the facility by adding up to 7,400 club seats and 48 more luxury boxes at a cost between $26-48M. Hillsborough County Commissioner Jim Norman said elected officials would be reluctant to back that type of appropriation without the Bucs extending their current lease to the year 2025. There was a feeling among some TSA members that renovation plans would only buy time. TSA Chair George Davis: "The new ownership groups say ultimately they'll need a new stadium." Davis announced a press conference today by local leaders who have been working to keep the team in Tampa (Francis Gilpin, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/20).