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STADIUM NOTES

     Only five of 13 stadium board members were on record
Thursday as favoring a new financing plan for a new Brewers
stadium.  The plan needs eight votes to pass (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-
SENTINEL, 6/14)....S.F. Giants officials are formulating a plan
that would allow 5,000 cars to be parked in a development south
of the China Basin channel but admitted parking during weekday
games, when downtown businesses are functioning, would be tight
at their proposed new facility (S.F. EXAMINER, 6/13)....The VA
Stadium Authority has discouraged all counties outside Northern
VA from applying to build a new stadium.  This was in response to
a bid from officials in Prince George County, VA, south of
Richmond (WASHINGTON TIMES, 6/14)....BOSTON GLOBE business writer
Joan Vennochi notes people in Boston who are "angling for a
chance to represent" the Red Sox in their bid for a new ballpark.
Despite hearing from Mayor Tom Menino and his top aids who
believe the Sox need to get help from a development team, Red Sox
President John Harrington "is more likely to do it himself"
(BOSTON GLOBE, 6/14).
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