Angels May Play Out Current Lease At Angel Stadium Golden 1 Center Brings Game Sound To Suites Verizon Begins Upgrading WiFi At Ford Field Petco Park Staying Busy During Padres Offseason Ronnie Lott Optimistic About Raiders Stadium Deal Syracuse Wants New Naming-Rights Deal Golden 1 Aims To Be Most High Tech Sports Facility Firm Studying Future Of PawSox' Ballpark 76ers Open New HQ In Camden Blue Jays Staying In Florida For Spring Training
PUBLIC OPINION NOT ON THE PATS' SIDE IN STADIUM QUEST
Published October 14, 1997
A new poll shows that MA voters "oppose spending tax dollars" to help the Patriots in their "quest to renovate Foxboro Stadium," by a ratio of more than 2 to 1, according to Scot Lehigh of the BOSTON GLOBE. The survey of 530 registered voters, conducted October 4-8, was commissioned by Suffolk Univ.'s Beacon Hill Institute, and conducted by Clark Univ.'s Public Affairs Research Center. It has a margin of error of +/- 4%. The survey noted that the State Legislature "was debating" whether to issue state-backed bonds, which "may cost taxpayers as much as" $80M to help the Patriots renovate Foxboro Stadium. Data showed that 63% of respondents opposed "such a public expense, compared to" 30% who favored it; 7% "were unsure or had no opinion." Patriots VP/Communications Don Lowery dismissed the poll, saying "it failed to provide respondents even basic information on the proposal" that (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/12).