UK To Ink Long-Term Rupp Arena Lease Questions Arise On Soldier Field Expansion 49ers Set Low Prices For Stadium Debut Triple-A Bees Ink Naming-Rights Deal Facility Notes Chicago Exploring Soldier Field Expansion Warriors Arena Site Still Undecided Angels' Relocation Could Cost Up To $700M College Facility Notes Oakland Teams Face Different Facility Obstacles
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Published May 11, 1998
In DC, Mike Cleary reports that the MCI Center has "spurred or accelerated" many of the projects in the eastern part of downtown DC. The arena has also "brought a new wave of patrons" to the area (WASHINGTON TIMES, 5/11)....Work crews will begin dismantling the retractable roof at Olympic Stadium today. The process, to be completed in December, will cost Quebecers C$180M, much of it in repairs, to replace it with a C$37M permanent roof (TORONTO STAR, 5/11). ...Int'l Speedway Corp. (ISC) showed plans Friday for its proposed, $200M Kansas Int'l Speedway. The new track will sport condominiums, a restaurant and a museum and should closely resemble the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (K.C. STAR, 5/9)....Harbor Yard, the new minor league park for the Bridgeport (CT) Bluefish will cost taxpayers about $17M instead of the projected $14M (HARTFORD COURANT, 5/11).