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 168/Facilities & Venues
Published May 21, 2008
In San Jose, Mike Swift wrote S.F.’s bid to keep the 49ers has become “enmeshed in the city’s long-running turmoil about race, class and the ongoing exodus of its African-American population.” A “bitter war of words is building between” S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsome’s administration and city progressives over propositions G and F, which would “decide whether the redevelopment of more than 700 acres of bayfront land goes forward -- and if so, whether half the housing must be affordable.” The city’s “angst about gentrification could indirectly bolster the 49ers’ plan to move south by eliminating the team’s most viable alternative to Santa Clara” (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 5/20).
Bon Jovi Concert Forcing Manchester
City To Look For Alternate Home Venue
NOTES: In London, James Decker wrote English Premier League club Manchester City will not be able to play their June 22 UEFA Cup home game at their City of Manchester Stadium because of a scheduled Bon Jovi concert. Galpharm Stadium is being considered as an alternative venue for the game (LONDON TIMES, 5/17)….In Ft. Worth, Andrea Ahles notes more than $120M has been spent with minority contractors on the new $1.1B Cowboys stadium, but the project still is “a little short in three of five fair-share categories.” Project Coordinator Katrina Keyes said that the project “lags slightly in the ‘architecture and engineering’ and ‘other services’ categories" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 5/21).