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BALLPARK SUPPORTER CRITICIZES BROCHU, EXPOS STADIUM EFFORT
Published August 19, 1998
One of the Expos' ballpark project's "high-profile promoters has cast aspersions on Expos president Claude Brochu and on the near-impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounding the project he was recruited to sell," according to Stephanie Myles of the Montreal GAZETTE. In a radio interview, Jean Coutu said, "I think Brochu is a very good administrator, but maybe he should step aside and let someone else promote the project." Brochu would not comment. Coutu joined the Expos' ballpark effort in March, but he now says he is "no longer active in the project." Coutu: "It's excessively difficult to put that good name we [he and the other businessmen assisting in the ballpark push] have into something we don't understand ourselves. Who will own the stadium? We don't even know. It smells a bit like what went on in Quebec City with the Nordiques." Coutu: "They haven't known how to sell it to business, government and the fans." Meanwhile, the Expos have invited members of the business community to accompany them to Baltimore today to tour Camden Yards (GAZETTE, 8/19).