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PATRIOTS MAY GET WISH; COMMISSION FAVORS STADIUM & MEGAPLEX
Published April 19, 1995
The 13-member MA Convention Center Commission will vote today to include a 70,000-seat domed stadium for the Patriots with a downtown convention center, according to reports in Boston this morning. The city had recommended a convention hall-only plan earlier in the year, and a domed stadium was "once thought all but politically dead." However, the commission faces a "big if" -- whether the complex will be "financially viable." Commission members met yesterday with Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, and the group "plans to soon hire a special consultant" with NFL experience to negotiate a draft lease. Commission Co- Chair Robert Travaglini said a full facility "will pass legislative muster" only if the Patriots, Boston hoteliers, and other "private players are financially involved." A commission subcommittee will also meet with Red Sox officials about a new ballpark, as panel members toured Fenway Park yesterday (Phil Primack, BOSTON HERALD, 4/19).