St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal Levine: Yankee Stadium Can House MLS, MLB Sabres Impressed With HarborCenter Facility Braves Add Land For New Ballpark Parking Rice Univ. Upgrading Football Stadium Facility Notes DC United Finalizes New Stadium Approval Redskins Nix Chinese-Built Wi-Fi System Deal NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans Vinik Unveils Building Plan Near Amalie Arena
Published January 9, 1997
A reported deal between Seattle and the Mariners is "on the skids again amid growing signs of opposition by City Council members." A news conference to announce a proposal for the city and the M's to share game-day costs was canceled by Mayor Norm Rice late Tuesday (SEATTLE TIMES, 1/8)....In Houston, at Mayor Bob Lanier's request, the City Council unanimously approved a contract Wednesday to hire lawyer Richard Caldwell for $40,000 to "represent the city's interest in [Rocket's owner Les] Alexander's lawsuit to get out of the Rockets' lease of the city-owned Summit" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/9)....Developers Jim Bradley and Tom Bradley will head the building of the $6M Ice Sports Forum in Brandon, FL -- a twin-rink ice-skating facility that will become the practice home for the Lightning (Lightning). ...Renovations at the Rose Bowl include the selection of a Panasonic Astrovision Giant Video Display Screen. The Astrovision purchase is part of the $22M Rose Bowl Improvement Project currently underway (Rose Bowl).