St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal Levine: Yankee Stadium Can House MLS, MLB Sabres Impressed With HarborCenter Facility Braves Add Land For New Ballpark Parking Rice Univ. Upgrading Football Stadium Facility Notes DC United Finalizes New Stadium Approval Redskins Nix Chinese-Built Wi-Fi System Deal NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans Vinik Unveils Building Plan Near Amalie Arena
Published October 27, 1995
Hoteliers in Broward, FL who met last night say they want a new arena built but are "reluctant" to support a proposal that would increase Broward's bed tax to help pay for a new facility for the Heat and Panthers. Hotel operators "did not rule out supporting a tax, but were far from unified in support of it" (FT. LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL, 10/27)...In Atlanta, Maria Saporta and Henry Unger write that building a new arena for the Hawks in downtown Atlanta "has become more vital to the area in the wake of the Federal Reserve's announcement that it will move out" of its city headquarters in '99. The $200M planned project "becomes more important to preserve the economic base of downtown." Officials from Turner Broadcasting and the city are still negotiating to put a new facility at the current site of the Omni or a nearby railroad gulch (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 10/27)....Tampa Stadium officials say they still don't have details of how the team's ownership plans to pay for their cost of a new facility. Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer has offered to pay for half of the facility, and officials believe they will be asked to guarantee bonds which Glazer likely will use, "potentially" increasing taxpayer financial exposure. December 31 is the deadline to finalize the financing for the new $168M stadium (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/27).