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Published July 17, 1998
In Toronto, work on the Air Canada Centre "ground to a halt" Wednesday, when construction workers honored a picket line by striking crane operators. The strike isn't expected to affect the arena's opening (TORONTO STAR, 7/16)....Scott Clark, President of Clark Companies, a design and construction firm which specializes in athletic fields, estimates that the installation of a grass field at Giants Stadium will cost $2.5-3M, plus $400,000 to $500,000 a year in upkeep. Giants Stadium is the "first and only testing ground" for Clark's new system and Clark's work at the Meadowlands is profiled in today's N.Y. POST and N.Y. DAILY NEWS (7/17)....The St. Petersburg City Council approved the spending of $200,500 in "unexpected" costs for renovations to Tropicana Field. The Devil Rays will split the bill, which was for work necessary to ensure the stadium being ready for the team's inaugural game in March 31 (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 7/17).