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MLB OFFICIALS MAKING THE ROUNDS -- TOUR ORLANDO/NORTHERN VA
Published March 2, 1995
Officials from MLB toured Orlando Tuesday night and Wednesday, reportedly in search of "technical information such as traffic patterns" surrounding the proposed site of a baseball stadium. The group met with Norton Herrick, the FL developer who is heading Orlando's expansion bid, and his partner Paul Jacobs, a Denver attorney, in a Florida Citrus Bowl skybox where they "largely repeated the presentation" they made back in December. Included was a $25,000 model of the proposed baseball stadium. Although no definitive answers came from the visit, MLB Dir of Baseball Ops Bill Murray did say that Orlando is a "viable candidate" (Tracy & Lebowitz, ORLANDO SENTINEL, 3/2). Prior to MLB's visit, the ORLANDO SENTINEL ran an editorial citing the top ten reasons why Orlando should get a team (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 3/1). NEXT STOP ... NORTHERN VA: Upon leaving Orlando, the officials traveled to Northern VA where they met with William Collins, head of the Virginia Baseball Club Inc. The group visited the four proposed stadium sites, including one site east of Dulles Int'l Airport considered to be the "favorite" by local officials and stadium planners (Eric Lipton, WASHINGTON POST, 3/2).