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TURNER STILL DECIDING ON WHERE TO PUT ARENA
Published June 28, 1995
After meeting with Hawks Owner Ted Turner yesterday, TBS officials said there are "still four sites in the running for a new arena," according to today's ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Having considered more than 20 sites, the Hawks have "whittled their options" down to two downtown sites, and two suburban sites. The downtown sites include a railroad gulch between CNN Center and the Five Points MARTA station, and tearing down the Omni to build a new arena there. According to William Shaw, who is heading Turner's arena task force, Ted Turner favors a downtown site. If the downtown gulch is chosen, the Omni still "might be torn down to make way for a Turner Broadcasting expansion." No matter the location, TBS "will seek" an NHL team once the arena issue is settled (Unger/Saporta, ATL. CONSTITUTION, 6/28).