Reds Upgrading GABP Ahead Of All-Star Game Flames Close To Arena Announcement? Vegas Arena Could Be First With Retractable Roof Univ. Of Nevada Proposes Mackay Upgrades Facility Notes Saints' Benson Gives $11M To Pro Football HOF Bucks' Edens Outlines Downtown Arena Vision Jags Seeking State Money For Upgrades Monmouth Rolling Out Fantasy Sports Bets Falcons Stadium Bidding For Super Bowl, CFP
Published November 30, 1995
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority is looking at buying 60 acres of Tampa Sports Authority land south of the current stadium as a "clear zone" for future runway expansion. TSA Exec Dir Rick Nafe said such a sale could generate $25M, and that would put a "big dent" in the $60-65M of public money needed to start construction of a new $168M stadium for the Bucs (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 11/30)....Fulton County Commission Chair Mitch Skandalakis said "billionaire team owners such as Ted Turner should pay" for arenas without government help. Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell called any criticism of a new arena "unthinkable" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/30)....The Dodgers are replacing the entire natural grass surface at Dodger Stadium (USA TODAY, 11/30). ....In Oakland, Steve Tady writes on the Warriors' "Dream House," as a "hoped-for new arena can't come soon enough for players and fans" (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 11/29)....DC Mayor Marion Barry has refused to authorize a $61M cap on city borrowing for the new MCI Place, "saying the limit would prevent the District from selling bonds to finance the project" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 11/30).