Sprint Ad Featuring Durant Debuts Tonight Newest ESPN "30 For 30" Stars Bad Boy Pistons Pirates Sign Sponsorship With FedEx Ground Dierdorf To Call UM Football Games On Radio Swan Racing Re-Evaluating Team's Future Louisville Signs $40M Deal With Adidas Executive Transactions Herb Kohl Sells Bucks For $550M Rio Increases Budget For '16 Olympics Lexington Mayor Pushing Forward On Rupp Upgrades
SBD/1/Facilities VenuesPrint All
By a 2-1 ratio, readers responding to a TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE survey said they oppose building a new baseball stadium for the Mariners with a tax increase. On September 19, voters in King County will decide whether to increase the sales tax by .1% to pay for a new park, pay off repair debts and make further renovations at the Kingdome (TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE, 7/31)....A new stadium in Tampa may have a "clean air policy." Based on a fan survey, the Tampa Stadium Authority is likely to enforce will "an anti-smoking edict if a new stadium is built" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 8/1).
The Orioles paid a "partial" rental bill of $1.95M yesterday to the Maryland Stadium Authority, according to Mark Hyman of the Baltimore SUN. Stadium officials report they expect rent for '95 to hit $4M, down from a record $5M in '93. The low rent "projections this year are attributable mostly to the late start to the regular season." Authority Fiscal Officer Dave Willis said each cancelled game cost them close to $100,000 in revenues with a $35,000 savings in expenses -- a net loss of $65,000/game. According to the team's 30-year lease, the O's rent is based on a percentage of revenues, including 50% of net parking, 7% of net ticket receipts, and 6.67% of concessions sold in the stadium cafeteria and delis (Baltimore SUN, 8/1).