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COLLEGIATE STADIUM ROUNDUP: HOUSTON WILL REMAIN AT ASTRODOME

     Unlike their professional brethren, the Univ. of Houston
plans on extending its lease at the Astrodome.  Houston AD Bill
Carr notes their lease ends after this year, but he expects to
begin discussions soon and hopes to get a multi-year agreement.
The Cougars have played at the Astrodome since 1965 (HOUSTON
CHRONICLE, 8/17)....Univ. of Maryland officials expect the second
phase of renovation on Byrd Stadium to be completed by September
1.  Improvements include a new upper deck on the North side of
the stadium that brings seating capacity to 48,000.  The stadium
will also have new restrooms and concession stands.  The total
cost is $42.2M (Kevin Seifert, WASHINGTON TIMES, 8/17).
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