Authority Member Blasts Penguins Civic Arena Efforts Canucks Set To Debut Bar At Rogers Arena Indian Wells Renovation Nearing Completion Kentucky Gov. Discusses Yum! Center Plan Orioles Not Interested In Bautista Due To Likeability Billboards Outside Nationals Park Pass First Vote Mets Need To Shed Payroll After Cespedes Deal Reebok Confirms Move Of HQ To Boston South Carolina Looking At Stadium Upgrades? Chargers Continue Exploring Stadium Options
Published February 19, 1998
The Maryland Stadium Authority "is confident there will be more parking than ever available" at Camden Yards, by securing more than 6,000 spots for Ravens games and 5,300 for Orioles games (Baltimore SUN, 2/19)....NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani "vowed to keep the Mets and Yankees" in NYC with new stadiums, "as a deal for a new Mets ballpark appeared to be on the fast track" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/19)....The first scratch lottery game aimed at helping finance a new Seahawks stadium hits stores this week in WA. The "Sports Bonanza" tickets cost $2 each. Lottery games are expected to provide $6M a year for the stadium project, or $127M (corrected for inflation) over 23 years (SEATTLE TIMES, 2/19).... Southwestern Bell is polling Oklahoma City residents about their reaction to their naming Southwestern Bell Park, home of the AAA OK RedHawks. The name announcement in January drew widespread criticism from the public (OKLAHOMAN, 2/18).