First Data Lands Rights To Mets' Fla. Complex Orlando City Lacks Stadium Naming-Rights Partner Former NFLPA Exec Dir Ed Garvey Passes Away NFL Optimistic On Expanded Mexico Presence San Diego Developer Proposing SoccerCity Alternative Virginia Tech AD Discusses Facility Upgrades Vail Resorts Acquires Vermont's Stowe Mountain Bucks' New Video Board Goes Against NBA Grain Manfred Defends D-Backs' Chase Field Stance Blue Jays Debate Rogers Renovation Themes
Published March 1, 1996
The Panthers are mailing out permanent seat assignments for Carolinas Stadium this weekend. PSL holders will get diagrams showing their section, row and seat numbers plus a 16-page reference guide (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 3/1)....Work crews at the Oakland Coliseum are working "around the clock" to complete a $100M renovation of the A's/Raiders home. In case the Coliseum isn't ready, the A's have a "contingency plan," including swapping home dates with the Blue Jays, whom they host April 1 (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 3/1).... Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke, eager to have his new stadium open by '97, said he will pay any cost overruns for the estimated $48M in road work in return for "overseeing the construction" (WASHINGTON POST, 3/1)....In Chicago, a plan to shift control of the McCormick Place board from Mayor Daley to Gov. Jim Edgar "cleared an important hurdle" with Senate committee passage. Critics called the plan "a power play designed to pressure Daley to support a domed stadium" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 2/29)....NFL President Neil Austrian told the city of Cleveland that the league wants to put its first theme park in a warm weather city, but said Cleveland could be home to a temporary theme park once a new stadium is opened in '99 (CRAIN'S CLEVELAND, 2/26 issue).