DC United Finalizes New Stadium Approval Rams' Move To L.A. Unlikely For '15 Redskins Nix Chinese-Built Wi-Fi System Deal Drake Continues Working On Raptors' Rebrand NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans Vinik Unveils Building Plan Near Amalie Arena Chargers Staying In San Diego Next Year Lammi Sports Buys Wisconsin Athletic HOF Great American Ball Park Seats Replaced Cheap Senators Considering Moving To New Arena
Published January 23, 1995
The City of Toronto's land use committee unanimously approved a motion to "fast-track" the building of a new arena for the Raptors. Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of the year. The team hopes to move into the facility by the '97- '98 season (TORONTO STAR, 1/20).... Orange County officials said they hope to reach an agreement with the Angels "in the next several months" on a 30-year lease, "which may include the construction of a new baseball stadium." Anaheim city officials also said the departure of the Rams will help the city's financial picture, because of the team's commitment to pay off a $33M bond for Anaheim Stadium improvements (Greg Hernandez, L.A. TIMES, 1/22).... The DC City Council's Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the planned 23,000-seat downtown arena. Mayor Marion Barry and other city officials will travel to Cleveland today to look at Gund Arena (WASHINGTON TIMES, 1/23)....The Rams' three or four home games at Busch Stadium throws "a slight curve into the Cardinals plans for grass in time for the '96 baseball season" (ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH, 1/21).