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  • CLEVELAND'S WHITE SAYS PRICE MAY GO UP; BUT ONLY FOR BROWNS

              In his first public comments on the new Browns stadium
         "in four months," Cleveland Mayor Michael White "seemed to
         acknowledge that cost overruns on the publicly financed
         stadium project appear likely," according to David Adams of
         the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL.  White: "Is there a possibility
         that we have to develop strategies to deal with an overrun? 
         Yes there is. ... Do we know today how large that overrun
         will be or what the source of the fix will be?  No, we
         don't."  After rejecting the lowest bid for the stadium's
         electrical work late last year, which was $9M more "than
         expected," White "seemed to indicate that the new round of
         electrical bids -- starting next month -- may not fare much
         better" (David Adams, AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 1/22).
    
    

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  • EXPANSION OF THE FENS DISMISSED BY SOX; POLL SHOWS SUPPORT

              The idea of "rebuilding and expanding Fenway Park
         gathered steam yesterday, with a statewide poll showing
         overwhelming support for the Red Sox to stay put and the
         formation of a new grass-roots group determined to preserve"
         the ballpark, according to Anthony Flint of the BOSTON
         GLOBE.  The team "continued to deny" that it was "giving
         serious consideration to any such plan."  A spokesperson
         said talk of a redesign was "very premature."  In related
         news, a poll of 400 registered voters by the Beacon Hill
         Institute at Suffolk Univ. showed that 58% of respondents
         statewide supported the team staying at Fenway, while "only"
         20% favored a new park.  Also yesterday, a group of fans,
         residents and business execs formed Save Fenway Park! and
         said they planned to issue a report soon on the viability of
         expanding Fenway (Anthony Flint, BOSTON GLOBE, 1/22).
    
    

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  • LOTTERY FUNDS NEEDED FOR RAVENS STADIUM NEVER MORE?

              The MD Stadium Authority (MSA), which is building a
         $220M stadium for the Ravens next to Oriole Park at Camden
         Yards, "may not need as much money as it thought," according
         to Jon Morgan of the Baltimore SUN.  The MSA is "consuming"
         $32M a year in lottery funds, and the "financial plan has
         always assumed a gradual reduction in the need for lottery
         money."  MSA Exec Dir Bruce Hoffman said that "reduction is
         now projected to begin in fiscal year 2000 and possibly
         reach zero as soon as 2013."  Morgan writes that projected
         revenues "are stronger than expected from parking, party
         rentals at the stadiums, rental of office space in the
         warehouse adjacent to Oriole Park, and of the baseball
         museum scheduled to be built at Camden Station" (SUN, 1/22).
    
    

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  • PEROT BUYS LAND NEAR ARENA SITE; STILL LOOKING FOR MORE

              Mavs Owner Ross Perot Jr. has gained control of a "key
         tract of land" near the planned sports arena site, "leaving
         only a handful of small parcels in the area that could face
         city condemnation," according to Robert Ingrassia of the
         DALLAS MORNING NEWS.  Perot's Hillwood Development Corp.
         signed a contract to buy 8.5 acres north of the arena site,
         and is "seeking about 7 additional acres for parking west of
         the arena."  In addition, the official election results were
         released on Wednesday.  The arena plan received 62,880
         votes, while 61,238 voted against it (MORNING NEWS, 1/22).  
         
    

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