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STADIUM POLITICS ARE A TANGLED WEBB IN DENVER

     Denver Mayor Wellington Webb has recommended funding only
two-thirds of the work recommended by an engineering firm to
repair Mile High Stadium, according to this morning's ROCKY
MOUNTAIN NEWS.  As a result, the Broncos "have seized the issue
as part of their push for a new stadium."  Webb's recommendation
means that further maintenance on the stadium, built in '48,
could lead to the possibility of the team charging the city with
a breach of contract.  The team has a lease with the city through
2018, but is pushing for a replacement for Mile High.  The
Broncos "are pitching a new stadium plan in which the club would
put up some cash."  As a part of that plan, the Broncos would
like the 1/10 of a cent sales tax levied to build Coors Field to
stay in place to help build a new Mile High when the Rockies'
stadium is paid off after the turn of the century (Kevin Flynn,
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 9/7).
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