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Facility Notes

In Pittsburgh, Alex Nixon reports the Steelers "must pay 'fair market value' on all future purchases of North Shore land owned by the city Stadium Authority, under amendments to an option agreement approved on Wednesday by the authority board." Alco Parking Corp. Owner Merrill Stabile said that fair market value "should be between $60 and $100 a square foot for the area between Heinz Field and PNC Park." Alco Parking Corp. owns or manages "much of the parking lots and garages on the North Shore and Downtown and had challenged the Steelers' previous deal." Under an '03 development agreement, which expired Wednesday, the Steelers "were required to pay $8 a square foot" (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 10/14).

OUT WITH THE OLD: The Univ. of Washington will sell items used throughout the tenure of Husky Stadium online. The sale will begin at 6:00pm PT on Oct. 19, and close at 8:00pm on Nov. 2. All purchased items must be picked up from Husky Stadium between 2:00-6:00pm on Sunday, Nov. 6 (UW).

IN WITH THE NEW: In New Orleans, Tammy Nunez notes Tulane Univ.'s Hertz Practice Facility is a "43,000-square-foot, $14 million marvel that is expected to be ready for a November ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony." The facility is "still being trimmed out, but what is completed is a glistening multiple-court venue that has 12 basketball goals." The women’s basketball team "practiced there Wednesday, and the men’s team will open practice in the facility" Friday (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 10/14).
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