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 234/Facilities & Venues
Published August 24, 2009
MAKING PROGRESS: City of Houston and Harris County (TX) officials indicated that the two sides are "negotiating a deal that could pave the way for construction of a new soccer stadium, a new jail and the redevelopment of the Astrodome." In Houston, Bradley Olson reports the negotiations "focus on the use of tax increment reinvestment zones, or TIRZ, as vehicles for the major capital projects." Harris County Community Services Dir David Turkel: "We're in the home stretch" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8/24).
NOTES: The Univ. of Minnesota and the Wild are discussing an "outdoor NHL hockey game in the new TCF Bank Stadium in January 2012" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 8/23)....Ole Miss is "putting down new artificial turf at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium after two boosters anonymously donated $500,000" (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 8/23).