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Published February 16, 1996
In an "escalation of antagonism" over the Bears' stadium, a bill offered by state Sen. Doris Karpiel would strip Chicago Mayor Richard Daley of his control over the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the city-state agency which oversees McCormick Place, the site of IL Gov. Jim Edgar's "McDome" proposal (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/16)....The $55M state bond issue to help bring the Oilers to Nashville is expected to receive final approval in the TN Legislature within the next two weeks. The bond would allow the city Metro Council to use the state's borrowing power to help build a 65,000-seat stadium (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 2/14).... The Rockies have reached an agreement in principle with Tucson on a 15-year lease at Hi Corbett Field for spring training facilities. The deal depends on construction by '98 of a new stadium and a third MLB club joining the Rockies and Diamondbacks in Tucson (ARIZONA DAILY STAR, 2/16)....The Wayne County, MI Board of Commissioners endorsed a new Tiger Stadium Thursday, saying construction of new ballpark would "increase the fiscal health of the entire region." A voter referendum on whether to build a new facility will be held on March 19 (DETROIT NEWS, 2/16).