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Published August 22, 1995
The Tampa Sports Authority began assembling a team of experts yesterday to help build a new stadium for the Buccaneers. They are currently searching for an expert on stadium construction costs, an accounting firm and a financial adviser (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 8/22)....In Atlanta, Len Pasquarelli reports that "odds now appear favorable" that repairs to the Georgia Dome "will be adequate enough" so that the Falcons can play their regular season home opener on September 3 (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/22)....The NJSEA has acknowledged that it had "other reasons -- besides messy fans -- to justify the 67 percent increase" in parking fees for Giants games. The authority plans to use some of the money to study an off-site parking and shuttle bus plan to relieve parking lot congestion (Bergen RECORD, 8/22)....In Milwaukee, state negotiators "drove a hard bargain" in the recently-released deal to build a $250M stadium "sources involved in the negotiations" told the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The team originally pushed for an escape clause from the deal if attendance fell to a certain level, but did not get it. Also, the team "choked initially" at a state demand for a $100M contribution, but eventually agreed to kick in $90M (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 8/22)....Central FL is being considered as the site for a $50M bass-fishing theme park planned by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. Volusia and Brevard counties are among 200 potential locations for the facility that is to be called B.A.S.S. Outdoor America (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 8/22).