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SUMMER STREET MAY BE SITE FOR BOSTON MEGAPLEX
Published May 24, 1995
The megaplex commission is expected to recommend today that Summer Street in South Boston is the "best location" to build the convention center and sports complex, according to Richard Kindleberger in today's BOSTON GLOBE. The site won out over a competing site called CrossTown. Supporters of the Summer Street site say it "offers a more desirable and dramatic location, closer to the waterfront and downtown." Meanwhile, sources say that the deal between the Patriots and the commission has the Pats paying $5M a year over 25 years to play in the new stadium (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/24). In the BOSTON HERALD, Phil Primack writes, "A Summer Street location could make an already uphill fight for a football stadium even harder because of neighborhood, transportation and other potential problems" (BOSTON HERALD, 5/24). SUPER BOWL 2001: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft told fellow NFL owners yesterday "that he hopes to be back in the near future to ask them for a Super Bowl for Boston in the year 2001" (Will McDonough, BOSTON GLOBE, 5/24).