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FACILITY NOTES

          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).

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