Judge: No Vote Needed For Rams Stadium Funds Cowboys' Frisco Development On Track Nassau Hosts Billy Joel Before Renovations Fenway's Garden Used In Some Ballpark Dishes Ohio State Planning Major Facility Projects Penn State Considering Football Upgrades Facility Notes City Of Oakland Faces Tough Raiders Decision Orlando City Unveils 25,500-Stadium Plan Populous To Design New DC United Stadium
MEGAPLEX SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITH A PLAN TO STUDY MORE PLANS
Published January 25, 1995
In Boston, a meeting of MA political and business leaders concluded with "an agreement that a state-financed convention center should be built in Boston" and that a study should be completed by June 1 "to review a half-dozen recommended Boston sites for the $500 million convention center along with the feasibility of fitting an add-on stadium at each location." Legislative authorization is necessary before the study can begin. Included in the proposal is $35M for "highway improvements outside Foxboro Stadium" as well as possible improvements to the Springfield Civic Center. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who attended the meetings: "I think it's a real advance. Finally we've got a plan in place" (Ackerman & Kindleberger, BOSTON GLOBE, 1/24). In today's BOSTON HERALD, MA House Republican Leader Edward Teague questions the need for the convention center. Teague: "It is almost universally true that every city that has built a large convention center has done so with very rosy forecasts and projections that far too often have failed to pan out" (Phil Primack, BOSTON HERALD, 1/25).