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SBD/Issue 242/Facilities & Venues
Published September 3, 2009
|Mets Do Not Intend to Adjust Dimensions Or
Wall Heights At Citi Field For '10 Season
TWO-MINUTE DRILL: CAPITOL WEEKLY's Anthony York cited sources as saying that Majestic Realty's plan to build a new football stadium in Industry, California, was "among the issues being discussed behind the scenes during the last week" of the state legislative session. No bill language "has been drafted and there is no guarantee that a bill will ever reach the floor of either legislative house." Majestic is "seeking exemptions from the California Environmental Quality Act" to build the stadium," and it is "unclear whether a proposed bill would be an actual effort to make an end-run around the City of Walnut's objections, or whether it was meant as a tool to force negotiators back to the table and lower the city's asking price." Majestic has hired "numerous high-powered lobbyists and Sacramento consultants to help with the last minute push" (CAPITOLWEEKLY.net, 9/2).
STRIKING OIL: Indianapolis city officials said that three recent music events at Lucas Oil Stadium, which helped attract an estimated $28M in direct visitor spending, offer proof that the "expense of the retractable roof and other features" of the stadium "are paying off." Indiana Convention & Visitors Association President & CEO Don Welsh: "The potential to offer an outdoor experience is huge in our ability to book events at that facility" (IBJ.com, 8/29).