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TORONTO OFFICIALS DEMAND BETTER DEAL FOR RAPTORS' STAD LAND
Published July 20, 1995
Public "pressure is growing" in Toronto, where a Raptors offer of game tickets and city usage of a new arena in exchange for C$4M worth of land is coming under fire, according to this morning's TORONTO STAR. Earlier this week, the team offered the city 450 tickets a year for 20 years and free usage of the facility for 6 days per year. Some officials are now proposing the team add C$80,000 a year for the next 20 years. Raptors Stadium Project Dir Jay Cross says the city has overvalued the land. Toronto City Councilman Peter Tabuns says his constituents "are of two minds. No, they don't like getting hosed but, yes, they want the stadium." The team will privately finance the proposed Air Canada Centre and play at SkyDome until it is completed (Paul Moloney, TORONTO STAR, 7/20).