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Published September 11, 1996
A ban on smoking in McNichols Sports Arena takes effect this Sunday. Smokers will now be forced to two areas outside the arena (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS,9/10)....In L.A., city officials are reportedly uniting in support of renovations for the Coliseum, which could cost between $150M and $200M to be home to an NFL team. Although no specifics were announced, an administrator for the city said that the NFL has expressed an interest in hearing the renovation plans. NFL Dir of Communications Greg Aiello said the league would "prefer a new, state-of-the-art facility." But he indicated that the NFL is "willing to listen to any plan, including one for the Coliseum" (LOS ANGLES BUSINESS JOURNAL, 9/2).....In a Boston Globe/WBZ-TV poll of 404 likely voters, conducted September 4-5 by KRC/Communications Research, 44% said a new stadium for the Patriots should be paid for with no public money, 31% favored a mix of public and private funds, and 8% said taxpayers should "pick up the whole tab" (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/11).