Raiders Zero In On Preferred Las Vegas Site Chargers' Stadium Approval Nearly "Impossible" Facility Notes White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Partner On Naming Rights Sources: A's Fisher Tours Potential Ballpark Site Saints, Superdome Unveil New Video Boards Hartford Mayor Turns Down Loan For Ballpark Facility Notes Banc of California Signs Deal With LAFC Vikings Building Glass-Walled Bar Outside Stadium
Published March 25, 1998
Hamilton County, OH, and the Bengals will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Paul Brown Stadium on April 25 (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 3/24)....In Las Vegas, the U.S. Grand Prix [USGP] formally submitted a proposal to Clark County, NV, to build an 18-hole championship golf course and a 2 1/2-mile F-1 route. In its proposal, the USGP's Tommy Baker said that F-1 circuit would be used only once a year, for a proposed season-ending U.S. Grand Prix. Baker said that FIA, the sanctioning body for F-1 racing, "is behind the project" and would grant Las Vegas a race if the circuit is built (LAS VEGAS SUN, 3/24)....In L.A., NHL Kings President Tim Leiweke said that negotiations for the Clippers to move into the new Staples Center, which breaks ground tomorrow, "have broken down again." Clippers Owner Donald Sterling "initially rejected overtures from developers because the Kings and Lakers would get the choice dates and the Clippers would get the rest, probably a lot of weekday matinees" (L.A. TIMES, 3/24)....Unseasonably wet weather has put construction of the Astros ballpark about ten days behind schedule (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 3/25)....Ogden Entertainment is trying to stop picket action in front of the Corel Centre and its parking lots by striking cleaners. Ogden said the seven-week long strike is causing "irreparable harm" to the company and limiting the ability of fans to get to the game on time (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 3/25).