St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal Levine: Yankee Stadium Can House MLS, MLB Sabres Impressed With HarborCenter Facility Braves Add Land For New Ballpark Parking Rice Univ. Upgrading Football Stadium Facility Notes DC United Finalizes New Stadium Approval Redskins Nix Chinese-Built Wi-Fi System Deal NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans Vinik Unveils Building Plan Near Amalie Arena
SBD/Issue 163/Facilities & Venues
Published May 14, 2008
|Vikings Resume Talks About Property
Surrounding Site Of Proposed Stadium
SPORT SUPPORT: In DC, Tim Lemke reports the DC Council yesterday "authorized a $2.5[M] subsidy" for the DCSEC, which "should allow the commission to remain viable through the year." However, the DCSEC is reporting a $500,000 shortfall for this FY, and officials said that they "must find a way to close the funding gap or possibly cease operations by the fall" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 5/14).
SILVER DOLLAR: Silver Stallion Development Group LLC President H. Wallace Parker, in a letter to Pontiac city reps regarding his proposal to buy the Silverdome, said that he will "drop inclusion of nearby properties and the stadium sign in the sale to help advance a deal." In Detroit, Mark Hicks reports the move "could complete a sale by summer" (DETROIT NEWS, 5/14).
NOTES: In St. Louis, Bill Coats reports the Rams have chosen Concordia Univ. in Mequon, Wisconsin, as the new site of their training camp. The club is "delaying an official announcement until details are complete" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 5/14)....In Pittsburgh, Tina Calabro writes PNC Park, which on May 24 will hold its third annual Disability Awareness Night, is "widely recognized as the most accessible Major League sporting facility in the nation." The ballpark features "wheelchair-accessible seating in every price area, power sources in most seating areas, and a captioning board" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 5/14).