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Published April 23, 1998
Red Sox Exec VP John Buckley said the club "was not ready to present a specific plan" for a new stadium yet. Characterizing the project as a "public-private partnership," Buckley said, "We've got to have a financing plan that makes sense. We don't have that." He also said that before any plan could be unveiled, the team "wanted to do more groundwork with fans and neighbors" (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/23)....CO Gov. Roy Romer approved a plan to use public money for a new Broncos stadium, "clearing the way for a November election" to decide the "fate" of the project. Romer: "I strongly believe the people of the metro area should have the opportunity to vote on this issue" (DENVER POST, 4/23)....The Winston-Salem, NC, board of aldermen "has decided not to take a position on a proposal to use taxpayers' money" to build a $210M MLB stadium in the Triad area (AP/Greensboro NEWS & RECORD, 4/22)....ARC Int'l Corp. broke ground on a hockey and figure skating facility in Chesapeake, VA. The 80,000-square-foot project, which features two NHL regulation-sized rinks, a sports-themed diner and pro shop is scheduled to open in the Fall (ARC).