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  • FAN CLUB LAWSUIT RILES NEW STADIUM PROPONENTS IN TIGERTOWN

         A lawsuit in opposing state funding of a new Tiger Stadium
    by the Tiger Stadium Fan Club could delay construction for a
    year, said James Tervo, Detroit's point man for economic
    development.  In an interview with the DETROIT NEWS, Tervo said,
    "What's really frustrating to me is that the old Tiger Stadium
    Fan Club has nothing to win.  The old Tiger Stadium is not going
    to be rehabbed."  In response to arguments a new facility will
    not have economic impact, Tervo said, "If you go to Cleveland or
    Baltimore you understand that if you build a stadium so it blends
    into the city with limited parking, it is a tremendous boost to
    the community" (Lynn Waldsmith, DETROIT NEWS, 12/20).
    

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  • GIANTS CLOSE TO UNVEILING NEW STADIUM PROPOSAL

         According to a KNBR-AM report cited on "SportsCenter" and
    the S.F. EXAMINER, the Giants will unveil a new stadium proposal
    Thursday.  S.F. Board Supervisor Carole Migden said the team
    intends to pursue a ballot measure in March to construct a
    stadium in the China Basin area, "which would be entirely
    privately financed."  The Giants, who saw voters reject ballot
    measures in '87 and '89 for publicly-backed stadiums, must
    convince at least four supervisors to submit the proposal for the
    ballot by December 27.  S.F. Mayor-elect Willie Brown said he
    would support a privately financed downtown stadium, and state
    Sen. Quentin Kopp, a past opponent of previous plans, said, "It
    looks feasible, and it looks desirable and in the public
    interest"  (Gordon, Brazil & Walsh, S.F. EXAMINER, 12/19).
    Noting the KNBR report, ESPN's  Karl Ravech said the Giants "went
    the way of the Mariners -- keep the big-name players and
    hopefully get a new stadium" ("SportCenter," 12/19).
    

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  • STADIUM NOTES

         In the wake of the Browns' expected move to Baltimore's
    Memorial Stadium, the CFL Stallions and the Univ. of MD continue
    to discuss a plan to relocate the team to Byrd Stadium
    (WASHINGTON TIMES, 12/20)....Arena construction continues in
    Nashville, where the city hopes to lure an NBA or NHL team.
    Galvanized steel siding is now being installed as the facility is
    approximately 52% complete (TENNESSEAN, 12/18)....Support in
    Milwaukee is growing to change the location of the Brewers' new
    $250M ballpark to east of Highway 41, instead of west, so it
    would overlook the Menomonee River.  State official James Klauser
    called it a "remarkable idea ... It solves a lot of our [highway]
    access problems (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 12/20).
    

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