Crandon Park Tennis Center Expansions In Doubt Mizzou Unveils Arena Renovation Project 49ers-Backed Tech Startup Looks For New Business Facility Notes Avalanche To Substantially Increase Payroll Arizona State To Build Student-Athlete Center Detroit Approves $450M For Arena Bonds Sacramento Republic FC Purchases Land For Stadium Braves' Naming-Rights Deal Worth $10M Annually Sources: NYC FC Eyes Aqueduct Area
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Published February 29, 1996
Ascent Entertainment Group, which owns the Avalanche, has bought new dasher boards and glass it hopes to install before the playoffs (Colorado Springs GAZETTE TELEGRAPH, 2/28)....The White Sox "might step up" a proposed move to Tucson from Sarasota and share a facility with the Rockies next year. The "deal is pending" on whether the White Sox will become the third team in Tucson in '98 with the Rockies and D'backs (ARIZONA DAILY STAR, 2/29)...Two efforts were rejected in the MD legislature to charge Art Modell interest on a 10-year, $24M state loan he's been given to help fund a new stadium (WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/29)....IL Gov. Jim Edgar's plan to finance a $465M McDome in Chicago calls for an airport tax recently outlawed by the Federal Government. A Cook County judge will hear a suit challenging the tax, which would provide 11% of McDome funding (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 2/29)....Commenting on the Giants' drive for a new stadium, Glenn Dickey writes that "no teams have tried to privately finance stadiums because it's risky. Financiers question whether the Giants can do it, and baseball people question whether the team will have enough money left to go after quality players" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 2/29).