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SEAHAWKS DEMAND $150M FOR KINGDOME; L.A. ON THEIR MINDS?
Published July 14, 1995
The Seahawks yesterday "demanded" more than $150M in improvements for the Kingdome and a new lease similar to those attained recently by the Rams and Raiders "as the price of their support" for raising the King County sales tax to build a new baseball stadium. In today's SEATTLE POST-INTELLEGENCER, Rebecca Boren reports that the new demand "significantly upped the ante for keeping the Seahawks in Seattle. And it threatens to blow up" the campaign to raise the sales tax by .1% to build the Mariners a retractable dome. The Seahawks have claimed for the last past year that their lease with the Kingdome is invalid because of the county's failure to maintain the facility as a "first class facility." Since that claim a year ago, the team has escalated demands for improvements from $100M to yesterday's $150M (SEATTLE POST-INTELLEGENCER, 7/13).