Red Sox Willing To Go Over Luxury Tax Threshold Silver Optimistic About New Bucks' Arena PNC Arena Expansion Plans Revised Plans Advance For DC Soccer Stadium DePaul Arena Will Cost More Than Once Thought Reds Upgrading GABP Ahead Of All-Star Game Red Sox Spend Big With Ramirez, Sandoval Flames Close To Arena Announcement? Vegas Arena Could Be First With Retractable Roof Univ. Of Nevada Proposes Mackay Upgrades
Published October 20, 1995
The Red Sox plan to meet with key policy members to "revive" their proposed ballpark along Fort Point Channel in South Boston. Team Exec VP John Buckley said they remain "puzzled and disappointed" that last week's House Ways and Means Committee bill excluded any public funding for land and infrastructure to prepare a site for a new stadium (BOSTON HERALD, 10/20)....Under a new lease agreement, the Giants will play at the Meadowlands for the next 30 years. The NJSEA will also phase in a 33% decrease in rent and the Giants will get a "slight" increase in its share of parking revenues (N.Y. TIMES, 10/20)....Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke addressed the Redskins' need for a new stadium: "As you know, we have the smallest stadium in the National Football League, 54,000 capacity, we have no skyboxes and no club seats at all. I have personally been subsidizing the Redskins now for fifteen years, since 1980" (TNT, 10/19).... Devil Rays general counsel John Higgins met yesterday with Citrus County reps to hear their plans for a spring-training site (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/20)....Construction of Nashville's arena is about two months behind schedule, but officials say there is time to meet next fall's planned opening. The delay stems from problems getting steel (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 10/19)....Today's DETROIT NEWS features a piece titled "Field of Dreams" -- a utopian look at what the newspaper and its readers would like to see in a new Tigers Stadium (DETROIT NEWS, 10/20)....In Atlanta, Atlanta- Fulton County Stadium Exec Dir Reggie Williams thinks that instead of demolishing Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, it could be used as a training facility (USA TODAY, 10/20).