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MARINERS WILL NOT SPEARHEAD NEW STADIUM EFFORTS
Published June 2, 1995
Mariners VP Paul Isaki said a matter of "very Japanese" dignity prevents the team from heading up efforts to build a new ballpark, according to the Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE. Addressing the King County Council budget committee, Isaki said that Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi considers his '92 purchase of the team a "gift" and could never consider asking taxpayers to build him stadium. Isaki said any vote on a tax would have to be held in '95 since the Mariners will need a new home before their Kingdome lease expires at the end of '96. Budget Committee Chairman Peter von Reichbauer: "The average person is going to question the Mariners' commitment. ... They should be leading the charge financially and physically" (Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE, 6/1).