Blackhawks Building New Practice Facility Jax Mayor Wants Financial Assurance For Shipyards Bettman Addresses Expansion, League's Strength TCU Basketball To Play In Schollmaier Arena Bears Change Training Camp Media Policies Alameda County Wants Out Of Coliseum Deal Bridgestone, NHL Renew Sponsor Deal Bucks Turn To County For Arena Land Deal Atlanta MLS Club Nears Deal For DeKalb HQ Facility Notes
Published December 13, 1995
In Chicago, city negotiators "tried and failed" yesterday to resume stalled talks with the Bears. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley defended his right to speak out on talks saying to remain silent would open him to speculation he was "selling out" to the team (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 12/13). But Bears VP/Ops Ted Philips said there will be no talks until the city increases its $156M Solider Field renovation offer and Daley ends his public commentary. Philips: "We have meetings with the city, the city meets with the media" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 12/13)....Devil Rays officials left a Seminole County, FL, Commission hearing yesterday no closer to an answer on whether they will get funding help for a $20M spring training complex in Altamonte Springs (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/13)....Mavericks Owner Donald Carter said he and Dallas officials have set January 4 as a date "informally discuss" plans for a new arena. "More serious discussions" are expected to be scheduled at that date (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 12/13)....Attracting an NHL team to Nashville would mean an additional $33M in necessary improvements to the new Nashville Arena (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 12/11).