Oakland Teams Still Searching For New Venues Orlando City SC Backs Off From Park Demands Facility Notes Wolff Considering Temporary Bay Area Ballpark Royal Caribbean Against PortMiami MLS Stadium City Of St. Paul Approves Downtown Ballpark One Daytona Scores Another $20M Grant UK To Ink Long-Term Rupp Arena Lease Questions Arise On Soldier Field Expansion 49ers Set Low Prices For Stadium Debut
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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).