SBD/Issue 46/Facilities & Venues

Facility Notes

Construction has begun on the renovation of Dodger Stadium’s dugouts, dugout seats and Dugout Club. The $15M renovation will move the dugouts closer to the field and add about 1,600 seats. Also, an LED scoreboard will be installed (Dodgers).

DAPPER DON: ABC’s Rob Stone interviewed MLS Commissioner Don Garber during halftime of MLS Cup on Sunday. Stone asked Garber about the MetroStars’ stadium situation in Harrison, New Jersey, given recent overtures from New Jersey acting Gov. Richard Codey about building a stadium at the Meadowlands. Garber: “It’s better to have another option but we’re still very committed to Harrison” (“MLS Cup,” ABC, 11/14).

HORSE APIECE: In St. Petersburg, Lucy Morgan reports opponents of the slots legislation that passed on the November 4 ballot in South Florida “have gone to court to force a recount in Broward County.” When absentee ballots were “discovered, the amendment was losing by about 1,000 votes. Of the 78,000 absentee ballots, 94[%] favored the amendment, compared with 64[%] cast on Election Day.” The amendment allows slot machines at horse and dog tracks and jai alai frontons in Broward and Miami-Dade counties (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 11/16).

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