2014 Reader Survey: College Sports Sherman Critical Of Several NFL Policies MASN Taking Aim At MLB Advance To Nats NHL, NHLPA Aim For Big Money World Cup Red Sox Willing To Go Over Luxury Tax Threshold Silver Optimistic About New Bucks' Arena Bahamas Hosting CBB Despite Gambling Executive Transactions 2014 Reader Survey: Motorsports Jeter Played No Role In Woods' Tribune Piece
SBD/19/Facilities VenuesPrint All
MA state and Boston local officials will meet Monday in an effort to make a decision on whether to move forward with a convention center project, with or without a domed stadium as part of a megaplex. MA House Speaker Charles Flaherty organized the summit and "hopes the meeting will result in a decision to move the project forward": "The thrust of the meeting is just to get everyone to say: Are we going to do a megaplex? ... If so, these are the conditions we're going to do it under. If not, we'll do a convention center." Flaherty believes a breakthrough is possible because this is the first time "key elected leaders" will address the issue as a group (Richard Kindleberger, BOSTON GLOBE, 1/19). Representatives of the Patriots and Red Sox were not invited to the meeting. Flaherty: "I'm well aware of their needs and druthers" (Phil Primack, BOSTON HERALD, 1/19). GOODBYE FENWAY? Red Sox GM Dan Duquette said Wednesday his team must move into a new facility "within the next decade." Duquette told the Boston Chamber of Commerce that he'd like to build a facility similar to Camden Yards (Mike Shalin, BOSTON HERALD, 1/19).