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Published August 7, 1996
Workers are putting the "finishing touches" on the CoreStates Center in preparation for its official August 31 opening -- a World Cup of Hockey game between U.S. and Canada (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 8/7)....The Montreal Forum will be converted into a "Times Square-style" entertainment complex with 30 movie screens, a virtual-reality fun center and theme restaurants (Montreal GAZETTE, 8/6)....The Panthers will use DVCPRO digital equipment at Ericsson Stadium (Panasonic)....Bears President Michael McCaskey was "unabashedly envious" after watching the Bears' preseason opener at Ericsson Stadium: "You see how important this is in the NFL now and for the future" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/4). ....The Greater Plant City, FL, Chamber of Commerce has offered to guarantee advertisements on all Plant City Stadium billboards to induce the Reds to maintain their spring training home there. The club's lease expires at the end of '97 (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 8/4)....A MD Circuit Court judge rejected arguments that the Prince George's County Council acted illegally in allowing a new Redskins facility on land zoned for residential property (WASHINGTON TIMES, 8/3).... Pawtucket, RI, and the Triple-A Red Sox have agreed to a 10-year lease at McCoy Stadium, which will be renovated. The deal includes two five-year options that could keep the club at McCoy through 2019 (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/3).