Bulls, Blackhawks To Build Office Complex Mayor Backs Blackhawks' Proposed Practice Facility Margaret Court Arena Draws Rave Reviews Facility Notes Mets To Install Upgraded Center-Field Scoreboard Facility Notes Wrigley Bleachers Will Not Be Ready Until May Study Identifies Possible Bills Stadium Locations Planners Aim For "Forever" Stadium In St. Louis Raiders Nearing One-Year Lease Extension
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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).