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 22, 1998
Boston city officials "downplayed" a report on "Inside Edition" about food safety violations at Fenway Park. Inspectional Services Department's John Eade: "We're in the (television rating) sweeps. That's their story. I don't want to respond to that." Aramark President of Stadiums and Arenas John Pistone said the company will offer "additional training" to employees (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/22)....Dallas officials "are putting final touches" on a plan to lease the Cotton Bowl to "a private group of business leaders that intends to dome" the stadium (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/22). ...Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke is asking City Council to approve a $450,000 study "to examine potential sites and the economic benefits" of building a newer, larger Baltimore Arena (Baltimore SUN, 5/22)....In Denver, the stadium board "recommended tearing down McNichols Sports Arena to make way for a new Broncos stadium." Final decision is up to the Denver City Council (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 5/22)....With no roof at Olympic Stadium, the temperature at the Expos' game yesterday "was around" 15 degrees with a "brisk wind." The announced crowd was 7,601, but there were "fewer than 1,000 on hand" for the last two innings (GAZETTE, 5/22).