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STADIUM NOTES: KRAFT CRITICIZED IN BOSTON
Published January 5, 1996
Patriots Owner Bob Kraft is criticized for a "shoot- yourself-in-the-foot" letter he sent to MA. Gov. William Weld critical of failed efforts to build a new, taxpayer-subsidized stadium in Boston (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/5)....The Tiger Stadium Fan Club hopes to have an initiative placed on the August ballot in Detroit to stop the Downtown Development Authority from selling $40M worth of bonds to build a new Tiger Stadium. As of Thursday, the Club had 6,000 of 8,107 signatures needed (DETROIT NEWS, 1/5)....The Hillsborough Sports Commission voted yesterday to seek a "sports entertainment fee" on all events on TSA property, including games at the new Ice Palace, city-owned golf courses, and Yankees spring training games. Officials will need permission from the FL Legislature before the fee can become law. TSA officials estimate the fee could generate $4M a year toward a new stadium for the Bucs (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 1/5)....The Broncos are considering several sites -- Central Platte Valley, the current Mile High Stadium site, the old Stapleton Airport and one just north of Coors Field -- for a new stadium. The Central Platte Valley site reportedly is also being considered by Ascent Entertainment as a site for a new arena for the Ascent-owned Nuggets and Avalanche (AP/Colorado Springs GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH, 1/5).