St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal Luck Reiterates Stance On Likeness Compensation Levine: Yankee Stadium Can House MLS, MLB Sabres Impressed With HarborCenter Facility AHL OKC Barons To Cease Operations Braves Add Land For New Ballpark Parking Rice Univ. Upgrading Football Stadium Facility Notes WVU Looking For Luck's Replacement DC United Finalizes New Stadium Approval
Published March 20, 1998
In Denver, the Metropolitan Football Stadium Board "voted unanimously to recommend" that the state Legislature "throw out" plans for a possible retractable dome on a new stadium for the Broncos. The Board also recommended that the Legislature allow the Board to retain control of "potentially lucrative" naming rights to a new stadium. Naming rights "could generate more than" $20M a year in revenues (DENVER POST, 3/20)....The TAMPA TRIBUNE notes problems at newly constructed Tropicana Field, which hosts this weekend's NCAA South regionals. The stadium's rotunda, its "signature architectural feature," was closed because it was leaking "badly." NCAA Media Coordinator Jim Marchiony: "There are still issues here and they're being worked on" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 3/20)....The Flyers announced plans to build a $10M twin rink skating center in Voorhees, PA, which would serve as the practice facility for the Flyers and the AHL Phantoms (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 3/20).