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 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).