Officials Discussing Financing Of Pimlico Upgrades Ballmer Talking Inglewood Arena For Clippers? Pistons Announce New HQ, Practice Facility In Downtown Verizon, Lions Make Upgrades To Wi-Fi At Ford Field Wilkens On Panel To Explore Renovating KeyArena Facility Notes First Data Lands Rights To Mets' Fla. Complex Orlando City Lacks Stadium Naming-Rights Partner San Diego Developer Proposing SoccerCity Alternative Virginia Tech AD Discusses Facility Upgrades
LES, YOUR ROCKETS ARE NBA CHAMPS, WHERE DO YOU GO NOW?
Published June 16, 1995
Rockets owner Les Alexander recently financed a feasibility study to "determine the viability" of a new 20,000-seat arena with 50 luxury boxes, according to the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. John Williams reports that Alexander "has expressed interest" in having at least 50 suites, compared with the 20 "semi-private" suites the team currently has at the 20-year-old Summit. While Alexander would not comment on the possibility of a new arena, Rockets Minority Owner Gary Bradley "frequently remarks that he would not be surprised to see the Rockets move to a city willing to pay big bucks for a championship team with the world's best player." Summit officials are also in the mix. Manager Kenneth Schnitzer: "We can do what Alexander wants for one-third of the cost" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/14).