Ross Wants To Pay For Stadium Upgrade Lambeau Field Expansion Cost Rises $25M Yum! Center Looks For More Sponsorships VCU To Build $25M Hoops Practice Gym Facility Notes Oakland Teams Still Searching For New Venues Orlando City SC Backs Off From Park Demands Facility Notes Wolff Considering Temporary Bay Area Ballpark Royal Caribbean Against PortMiami MLS Stadium
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Published May 1, 1998
MCI Center Exec VP Wes Unseld said that DC officials "were aware" of an agreement between the city and the MCI Center under which the city paid for DC police being used for security and crowd control. Unseld said the deal was "negotiated publicly and approved by elected officials" and the DC financial control board (WASHINGTON POST, 5/1). ...Citing allegations of "possible fraud," Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney called for hearings to investigate Ogden Entertainment's food and beverage concessions at Veterans Stadium (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 5/1)....A S.F. judge dismissed a lawsuit yesterday that attempted to overturn last June's election in which voters approved the 49ers' plan for a new stadium/mall (S.F. CHRONICLE, 5/1). ...In CA, drivers are complaining about the "glare from the lights" at Edison Field along the Orange Freeway. CA Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Angel Johnson said the CHP "has contacted officials" of the ballpark "to ask if they can mute" the lights and parking lot billboard. Stadium officials said that they were "interested in any safety issues related to the lights" (L.A. TIMES, 4/30).