Sources: Ballmer Wants New Arena For Clips Vikings Select Firms To Build New HQ LAFC Mulls HQ, Complex In Tustin Beaver Stadium Capacity Likely To Get Smaller Seahawks/Sounders Looking For Naming Rights Turner Field Area Could Become College Stadium Kentucky Scores Big With Luxury Football Seating Redskins Sell Naming Rights For Team HQ Sources: Isles In Talks For Arena At Belmont Park Facility Notes
CONSTRUCTION OF RAPTORS ARENA FACES HUGE SETBACK
Published September 1, 1995
The Raptors' arena plans "have hit a snag" that will probably delay the start of construction past the Province's October 1 deadline and force the team to play an extra year at the SkyDome, according to Craig Daniels of the TORONTO SUN. The delay is being caused by four parties, including the SkyDome, who said they will appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) the zoning approval granted by the city in July. OMB COO Diana Marci said "it was impossible" to tell whether a formal hearing would be required without all necessary information. If any party requires a hearing, it's "unlikely" the Raptors will have the foundation poured before October 1. Missing the deadline would force the team to pay the Province a $1M penalty (TORONTO SUN, 9/1).