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  • NO ROOM FOR STADIUM COST OVERRUNS IN MILWAUKEE

         Planners of the Brewers new ballpark say construction will
    be done under an "absolute cost cap," according to the MILWAUKEE
    JOURNAL SENTINEL.  The construction cap is $250M, while the limit
    for site work is $72M.  All parties involved say if "certain
    elements in the project turn out to cost more than expected,
    other elements will be scaled back to avoid blowing the caps."
    The Brewers affirmed they accept the caps and expect "neither the
    public sector nor the club itself to put in more money than they
    were committed to" (Craig Gilbert, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL,
    10/22).
    

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  • REDSKINS STADIUM SAGA CONTINUES AS TALKS HIT ANOTHER SNAG

         Negotiations for a new Redskins stadium in MD "came to a
    standstill" this weekend over a dispute between team and county
    officials over the division of the costs of public improvements
    around the proposed site.  According to the WASHINGTON POST, the
    two sides are $15-20M apart, and tensions over that gap "were
    further inflamed" by reports the NFL, "in an unrelated move, is
    showing renewed interest" in putting a team in Baltimore.
    Sources said it is "unlikely" enough NFL owners would support a
    franchise in Baltimore, but Redskins officials are "nonetheless
    outraged" and have accused state officials of "reneging on their
    commitments" to pay the full cost of the site improvements.  MD
    officials would spend $200M to get a team in Baltimore offering a
    team "low rent and most of the revenue generated by the building"
    (Pierre & Neal, WASHINGTON POST, 10/22).
    

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  • STADIUM NOTES

         In Tampa, a study conducted by TSA Stadium Ops Dir Mickey
    Farrell showed annual costs to keep a new stadium running about
    $7M a year -- more than double what is being paid at Tampa
    Stadium (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/22)....Forum Boxing is considering
    moving some of their regular Monday night shows from the Forum to
    The Pond of Anaheim (L.A. TIMES, 10/21)....Minneapolis
    businessman Tom Scallen is reportedly trying to buy Mexico City's
    Arena Football team and bring it to the Target Center
    (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 10/21).... Negotiations are ongoing to
    would allow Dream Team III to train at a facility currently under
    construction at Disney World (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 10/21)....Fox's
    James Brown noted the latest proposal for a stadium in L.A. has
    it being built on Veterans Admin. land near the campus of UCLA.
    UCLA would share the facility with the NFL ("Fox NFL Sunday,"
    10/22).
    

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