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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).