Officials Discussing Financing Of Pimlico Upgrades Ballmer Talking Inglewood Arena For Clippers? Pistons Announce New HQ, Practice Facility In Downtown Sources: Warriors Contacted Turner About Shaq Feud Verizon, Lions Make Upgrades To Wi-Fi At Ford Field Wilkens On Panel To Explore Renovating KeyArena Facility Notes First Data Lands Rights To Mets' Fla. Complex Orlando City Lacks Stadium Naming-Rights Partner San Diego Developer Proposing SoccerCity Alternative
Published September 28, 1995
After the first day of megaplex hearings in Boston yesterday, House Ways and Means Chair Thomas Finneran said Gov. William Weld has "set up an impossible equation" by vowing to veto a statewide tax hike to help finance a megaplex (BOSTON HERALD, 9/28)....In San Jose, the City Council met Tuesday to hash out details of an estimated $25M offer to attract the Warriors. Sources say the city is planning to finance the offer through bond sales, a loan from a workers compensation fund, and possibly an increase in the city's hotel/motel tax. Meanwhile, Oakland officials are plotting how to keep the team, with the sale of PSL's under consideration (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 9/28). ....A poll in today's DETROIT FREE PRESS shows that 52% of Detroit voters believe the City Council should not approve a proposal to spend $35M in development funds to help build a new Tiger stadium. 41% favor the proposal. On the issue of A plurality opposed MI Gov. John Engler's plan to use $55M from the state's Strategic Fund for land, road, and environmental cleanup for the stadium (AP/Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/28)....In St. Louis, FANS Inc. has sold approximately 52,000 PSLs, 5,300 club seats and 90 luxury suites. The group needs to sell about 780 more club seats and five more luxury suites by the Super Bowl to meet guarantees made to the Rams (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 9/27). ....Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) has begun a survey of the 23-acre Bank One Ballpark site in downtown Phoenix (ARIZONA BUSINESS GAZETTE, 9/21 issue).