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Published May 29, 1996
Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner, on lagging attendance: "I don't know if it's location or New York's just not a baseball town anymore" (N.Y. POST, 5/29).... Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy says a new stadium would be seat 35,000-37,000 at a cost of about $160M. McClatchy said the park will be "the smallest new ball park in baseball," but with the "best sightlines" (N.Y. TIMES, 5/28)....Citing the Astros' rising attendance (but still about 5,000 short of what owner Drayton McLane said he needs to keep the team in Houston), the DALLAS MORNING NEWS questions whether MLB will let the club leave if the goal is almost met (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/28)....Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd. has received a merger proposal from MLG Ventures Ltd. aimed at "taking the Gardens private" (TORONTO STAR, 5/28).