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HOLLYWOOD PARK DECISION IS NOW UP TO RAIDERS

     Raiders Owner Al Davis and Hollywood Park officials "are
finally 'on the verge of a final agreement' that would result in
the construction of a new stadium in Inglewood and a permanent
home [in L.A.] for the Raiders," according to Bill Plaschke of
the L.A. TIMES.  Davis was given a final proposal by Hollywood
Park officials on Friday, a proposal that they "expect him to
accept" (L.A. TIMES, 6/10).  The deal, however, is reportedly
being "held up" while Davis "seeks assurances from the architect
and contractor that the facility will be completed on time" (Tim
Trepany, L.A. DAILY NEWS, 6/11).  Hollywood Park Chair R.D.
Hubbard said that Davis "has to have confidence" that the stadium
will be built by 1997.  Hubbard:  "Basically, the ball is now in
the Raiders' court and we will see what their decision is in the
next few days" (S.F. EXAMINER, 6/11).
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