SBD/27/Facilities Venues

STADIUM NOTES

     Sharks Owner George Gund announced the club will pick up the
cost for a $7M building improvement project at San Jose Arena
designed to create an "owner entertainment suite" and install
short glass walls outside executive suites to ensure that suite
users do not knock drinks onto people in the suites below (SAN
JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/27)....Cleveland Stadium will host "The
Final Play" September 21 where Browns fans can tour locker rooms
and walk on the field. Demolition of the stadium is scheduled to
begin in November (USA TODAY, 8/27)....Michigan Int'l Speedway
drew a season-record attendance of 616,510 in '96, including the
U.S. 500 (Penske Motorsports)....Bethesda, MD-based Clark
Construction Group Inc., which has won such projects as D.C's MCI
Center, the Brewers' Miller Park and the Redskins' new stadium,
is featured in the WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL.  The company is
one of the nation's largest contractors with nearly $1.5B in '95
projected value and formed a division called Clark Sports
(WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL, 8/23 issue).
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