Islanders Potential Arena Near Citi Field? Chargers Dive Into Convention Center Possibilities MetLife Stadium Name To Stay Despite Changes Broncos Have No Stadium Naming Rights Offers Exactech Sees Value In Florida Arena Deal Facility Notes Cubs Reveal Plans For New Wrigley Suite Areas NFL Panthers Beef Up Security, Concessions At BofA Vikings Shows Off New Stadium To Media Pinellas County Unveils 10 Possible Rays Ballpark Sites
Published August 7, 1995
Panthers Owner Wayne Huizenga may keep the Panthers in Dade County, according to Dexter Filkins in the MIAMI HERALD. After Huizenga and Heat Owner Micky Arison met last week, Filkins notes Dade County officials say signs "look better than ever" that there could be a deal to keep the Panthers in Dade County (MIAMI HERALD, 8/5)....In Atlanta, columnist Mark Bradley addressed the issue of tax money being used to build a new arena for the Hawks. Bradley writes that Hawks Owner Ted Turner "wants to buy a network, which presumably means it is prepared to spend billions. If a business can afford to pay billions, it should be able to handle a piddling $200 million. Why should public money be used when there's private money available? Why should taxpayers bear even a penny of the cost? ...Turner Broadcasting has the money. It needs none of ours" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/6)....Ted Jackovics writes in the TAMPA TRIBUNE about St. Petersburg's ThunderDome, "The Tampa Bay Devil Rays won't play baseball there until 1998, but already some business activity is taking place around the Dome." He notes the property value around the stadium is rising and local merchants have been approached about selling their businesses (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 8/7)....In Boston, Will McDonough writes Red Sox officials will sit down with Gillette this month "to see if they can make a deal on the land belonging to Gillette near South Station, where the Red Sox want to locate their new stadium" (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/5).