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BASEBALL STADIUM NEWS: REACTION TO BUDIG'S DECLARATION
Published June 8, 1995
Following AL President Gene Budig's stated belief that six AL cities will get approval to build new ballparks within the next 18 months, Brewers VP Wendy Selig-Prieb said she is encouraged by his optimism but hasn't shared any information with Budig. Selig-Prieb: "I hope he is right. I think he knows how hard we are working to make this happen, and it is that effort that has given him the level of confidence that he has" (Tom Haudricourt, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 6/8). But Twins President Jerry Bell questioned the timing of Budig's remarks. Bell, quoted in this morning's Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE: "He sees himself making a mark in that area, and it's a lofty goal. But we've got to get him on our page. There are more serious issues to resolve first." Jim Souhan also notes one baseball officials said 18 months "would be impossible in Minnesota" (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 6/8). The ATLANTA CONSTITUTION reports a "less definitive" NL President Leonard Coleman stated the NL would like new stadiums in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and San Francisco with stadiums in Philadelphia and New York to follow (AP/ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 6/8).