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 8, 1998
Acting MA Gov. Paul Cellucci "is close to reaching a compromise" with Patriots Owner Robert Kraft under which the state "would share the costs of providing police details" on game days. The cost of police details for a football season is "about $200,000." Kraft has been paying the cost in full (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/8)....In L.A., Daniel Taub reported that about 40% of the luxury suites at Staples Center are already committed, "and the rest are expected to [be] sold" early this year (L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 12/29 issue)....U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan yesterday ordered an inspection of the MCI Center "to ensure that his orders on seating arrangements for the disabled have been followed" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/8). Washington Sports Abe Pollin writes an op-ed piece in today's WASHINGTON POST on the benefits of the MCI Center, saying, "My hope is that MCI Center will earn a reasonable, but by no means excessive, profit on its far greater investment" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/8).