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Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen "might have found a way that'll help him get" a new stadium, according to Adam Schefter in Saturday's ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. Schefter notes that Bowlen has "studied" St. Louis' private seat license program and could use such a program to build a new stadium in the future. Bowlen: "I would consider it. I don't think it's practical at this point, but it could be down the road" (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 3/18).
Oakland Alameda County Coliseum officials "are privately looking" at about $50-70M in renovations to the stadium," according to this morning's SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE. The renovations will be "complete with retractable bleachers" to for both baseball and football. Coliseum Board President George Vukasin said they don't want to "out-renovate" so that they can't "handle football when the 49ers are dissatisfied with Candlestick Park five years from now and they want to move to a newer, more modern facility" (Matier & Ross, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 3/20).
Due to the Angels' dissatisfaction with the city of Anaheim's last proposal, it appears a deal to build a new stadium "will not be completed" in time for the '98 season. Negotiations are now slated to "take less of a priority" as the Autry family is attempting to work out an agreement with former MLB Commissioner Peter Ueberroth to buy a minority share (Mike DiGiovanna, L.A. TIMES, 3/20).