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 8, 1998
Ideal Steel, a Hispanic-owned company with manufacturing facilities in Detroit, has been awarded the contract to provide steel columns and beams for the new Tiger Stadium (DETROIT NEWS, 5/8)....Turf troubles at Giants Stadium's are examined by Bill Pennington on the front-page of the N.Y. TIMES, who calls the story a tale "of machine malfunctions, of a stadium trying to satisfy two professional football teams and a soccer franchise and in the process balance demands of soccer purists and pro football pragmatists" (N.Y. TIMES, 5/8)....The NFL Cardinals, looking for investors in a new stadium, have approached the Fort McDowell-Mohave-Apache Indian Community to see whether the tribe is interested in investing in the planned $650M stadium (AZ REPUBLIC, 5/8). ...The Bears have confirmed that if their new stadium is built in the suburbs, the bill "almost certainly would have to be footed privately." In a statement yesterday, the team confirmed that they are in talks with Elk Grove Village, outside of the city (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/8). Jay Leno, on a new Bears stadium: "They say it's so expensive, they're looking for ways to cut costs. I say, why install the end zones? The Bears never use them anyway" (NBC, 5/7).