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Published March 9, 1998
The USTA signed an eight-year agreement with Restaurant Associates to provide all restaurant, catering and concession services at the USTA National Tennis Center and the U.S. Open (USTA)....Because construction of their new stadium won't be completed until September 17, the Bucs will start the '98 season with seven road games, five preseason and two regular season (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 3/8).....The Brewers have banned smoking in the seating areas of County Stadium. Smoking will be restricted to certain concourse and catwalk areas (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 3/6)...The Angels are "constructing an actual-size infield" at the entrance plaza to Edison Field with "green and orange bricks substituting for grass and dirt." For a $75 donation to the Angels' charitable foundation, the team will inscribe a name, a company name, or a personal message on one of the bricks. The team "hopes to raise" $500,000 for local charities through sale of the bricks (L.A. TIMES, 3/7).