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OHIO CONSIDERING FUNDING STADIUMS THROUGH SPORTS LOTTERIES
Published February 27, 1995
A task force convened by OH Gov. George Voinovich will begin work March 1 to determine the best way to fund new stadiums and "repair existing ones" in the state. In preparation, Voinovich staffers are "collecting material from cities nationwide with new arenas, stadiums, and ballparks to study what creative methods were used to finance the facilities" -- including Baltimore where lottery tickets were used to finance Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Voinovich has previously rejected any lottery funding. Voinovich Press Secretary Mike Dawson: "It doesn't mean we're supporting a specific position. It just means we're going to look at everything." Bengals GM Mike Brown and Browns owner Art Modell have urged Voinovich to consider a lottery (Richard Green, CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 2/25). SCHOTT EYES NEW STADIUM SITE: Reds Owner Marge Schott has asked HOK Sport to explore ways to link a new ballpark with downtown (Richard Green, CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 2/25).