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SUMMER STREET MAY BE SITE FOR BOSTON MEGAPLEX

     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).
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