NYC FC Close To Deal For Bronx Soccer Stadium Red Sox Look To Expand Alcohol Sales Nashville Approves Ballpark For Triple-A Sounds IU Weighing Assembly Hall Upgrades Facility Notes Braves Make Pitch To Developers For New Ballpark Vikings Concede In Fight Against Wells Fargo Signage NBA Kings Shopping Arena Naming Rights Rooftop Signs Are Sticking Point In Vikings Project 'Dega To Remove Allison Grandstand
TO DOME OR NOT TO DOME? IN DENVER, THAT IS THE QUESTION
Published March 9, 1998
A retractable dome on a new Broncos stadium "would add between" $66M and $145M to the cost of the facility, "but could add more than" $19M a year to Denver's economy "by attracting more events," according to Peggy Lowe of the DENVER POST. Those numbers are from a "stadium issue paper" done by the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. A retractable dome was part of a State Senate-approved bill, which, if approved by the House, would be on the November 3 ballot. However, Senator Elsie Lacy, the bill's Senate sponsor, "has said she will attempt to separate the dome issue onto a separate ballot" from the stadium. CO Gov. Roy Romer said that he "is opposed to the dome." The Chamber's study showed a retractable roof facility could host events that included the Super Bowl, the Men's Final Four and the Big 12 Championship (Peggy Lowe, DENVER POST, 3/7).