Blackhawks Building New Practice Facility Jax Mayor Wants Financial Assurance For Shipyards TCU Basketball To Play In Schollmaier Arena Alameda County Wants Out Of Coliseum Deal Bucks Turn To County For Arena Land Deal Atlanta MLS Club Nears Deal For DeKalb HQ Facility Notes San Diego Pitches Chargers Plan To NFL A's Reportedly Holding "Positive" Ballpark Talks Indians Eye More Ballpark Renovations
SBD/Issue 96/Facilities & Venues
MLB Facility Notes: Should Citi Field Be Named For Taxpayer?
Published February 5, 2009
|Writer Feels Citi Field Should Instead
Be Named For A Random Taxpayer
ON THE RISE: In Milwaukee, Don Walker cites new data from the five-county Miller Park stadium district as indicating that $26,689,753 in total stadium sales-tax collections were made in '08, which was "3% higher than the previous year." Miller Park Stadium District Exec Dir Mike Duckett said that the January sales-tax distribution from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue "totaled $2,089,529," a 21% increase over the January '08 distribution (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 2/4).
COMMUNITY'S TEAM: The SILICON VALLEY/SAN JOSE BUSINESS JOURNAL's David Goll reports A's officials "hope to defuse concerns ... over traffic, light and noise" from residents near the team's proposed Cisco Field in Freemont, California. The team is "even willing to limit the number of weekday home games" at the ballpark "to mitigate their impact on a local school." A's co-Owner Keith Wolff said that the team "will offer to play only four midweek day games during any given season to minimize ballpark-generated traffic during school hours" (SILICON VALLEY/SAN JOSE BUSINESS JOURNAL, 1/30 issue).