Raiders Zero In On Preferred Las Vegas Site Chargers' Stadium Approval Nearly "Impossible" Facility Notes White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Partner On Naming Rights Sources: A's Fisher Tours Potential Ballpark Site Saints, Superdome Unveil New Video Boards Hartford Mayor Turns Down Loan For Ballpark Facility Notes Banc of California Signs Deal With LAFC Vikings Building Glass-Walled Bar Outside Stadium
Published September 23, 1997
A S.F. CHRONICLE editorial commenting on the Raiders holding out on the Coliseum Authority's naming-rights deal with UMAX: "The Raiders' extortion ploy is all the more ridiculous because they are blowing a chance to get a nice windfall of cash and public relations. Why do they insist on treating public officials as the enemy, when all parties have a common stake in making this deal work?" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 9/22)....Parking at Tropicana Field on game days when the Devil Rays begin play in '98 will likely cost $10 (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 9/22)....The NJ Sports & Exposition Authority approved the first phase of an upgrade to the Continental Airlines Arena. Plans call for a new sports bar and expanded restaurant, new bathrooms, and other amenities at the arena (Bergen RECORD, 9/20)....Arlington International Racetrack Owner Richard Duchossois, said his track, which is closing October 10, could possibly be home to the Bears. Duchossois: "We're leaving our options open until after we close" (SUN-TIMES, 9/21).