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Published March 3, 1998
IU Public Affairs professor Mark Rosentraub contributes an op-ed in the N.Y. DAILY NEWS under the header, "Let Yanks & Mets Pay Their Own Way." Rosentraub: "[W]hen the emperors from these baseball dynasties come calling for your taxes, look carefully at their clothes. They're naked when they predict an economic development return on your dollar" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/3)....Bears President Mike McCaskey recently "made the rounds" with gubernatorial candidates to talk about a new stadium. A source "familiar with" the talks: "In one breath, he's appealing for help at City Hall to get the two year Soldier Field lease extension he needs to [give him time to] build a stadium in the suburbs. In the next breath, he's feeling people out about McDome. He's all over the map" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/1)....The development of "The Peak Experience," a $30M "mega sports village" being planned for a 133-acre area in Canton, CT, is examined by Michael Greenwood of the HARTFORD COURANT. Modeled after New York City's Chelsea Piers, the proposed facility would include a multi-story golf driving range, soccer fields, running track, retail areas, and "several" restaurants. The project is being spearheaded by Simsbury-based Timothy Ellsworth and Richard Correia (HARTFORD COURANT, 3/3).