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Published August 4, 1995
Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke and state and county officials have "intensified" their talks this week in two areas of "potential conflict" over the proposed football stadium in Landover, MD. The two areas being discussed: whether the county would lease or sell the property for the proposed stadium site to the team and what portion of the infrastructure costs each side will pay (Leonhardt & Neal, WASHINGTON POST, 8/4)....ThunderDome officials are considering ways to make the Dome a "bit less closed off from its surroundings" for baseball. Among the ideas: Memorializing on the Dome's exterior the baseball greats who have passed through St. Petersburg for spring training, a neon devil ray that "zips happily along the rim of the Dome," and lasers to make the roof of the Dome "shine blue." Also, the Tampa firm of Lescher and Mahoney, in association with St. Pete's Criswell, Blizzard & Blouin, have been hired to plan structural design improvements such as concourse expansion and new team offices (Adam Smith, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 8/4)....Due to unexpected improvement needs, the latest cost of Jacksonville's new football stadium for the Jaguars is estimated at $134.9M, with "as much as $3 million to be added." The original cost estimate was $121M (Martin Wisckol, FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 8/2). A "more pressing matter is whether the stadium will be completed in time for the team's first game August 18" (USA TODAY, 8/3).