UK To Ink Long-Term Rupp Arena Lease Questions Arise On Soldier Field Expansion Lions' Suh Could Negotiate Own Contract Jags Unveil '14 Season-Ticket Campaign 49ers Set Low Prices For Stadium Debut Triple-A Bees Ink Naming-Rights Deal Facility Notes Chicago Exploring Soldier Field Expansion Bills Move Toronto Game Back To Buffalo Warriors Arena Site Still Undecided
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Published August 28, 1995
The BOSTON GLOBE's Richard Kindleberger writes, "The possibility of a privately financed, stand-alone stadium for the Patriots is getting increased attention in response to the apparent dimming of prospects for a state-supported domed stadium linked to a convention center" (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/28)....Washington, DC, has obtained new financing for its share of the costs of a new downtown arena. Among the lead underwriters are Merrill Lynch and Paine Webber (WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL, 8/31 issue)....Alfred Moses, President of the Rose Bowl Operating Co. board, claims "it has become crucial that some consensus be reached -- and soon" on whether to go after an NFL team (L.A. TIMES, 8/27).....In Dallas, Cathy Harasta writes, "Without a tenant that can command the type of suite deals needed, the Cotton Bowl remains a golden-egg hopeful without a goose" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 8/28)...."MacNeil/Lehrer" looked at the stadium situation in Seattle. King County Chair Peter Von Reichbauer: "It's called stadium economics or economic blackmail. ... When the Boeing Company laid off 12,000 people over this past six months and they didn't ask King County to make up for that loss." Stadium proponent Jose Gaitan: "We can't forget the fact that we receive nearly $10 million a year in tax revenue from this" (PBS, 8/25).