Officials Discussing Financing Of Pimlico Upgrades Ballmer Talking Inglewood Arena For Clippers? Pistons Announce New HQ, Practice Facility In Downtown Verizon, Lions Make Upgrades To Wi-Fi At Ford Field Redskins Still Silent On Cooley's Comments Wilkens On Panel To Explore Renovating KeyArena Facility Notes First Data Lands Rights To Mets' Fla. Complex Orlando City Lacks Stadium Naming-Rights Partner Former NFLPA Exec Dir Ed Garvey Passes Away
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Arlington Expected To Pay Back Cowboys Stadium Debt Quicker Than Anticipated
Published December 3, 2012
BIRD SEED MONEY: In Atlanta, Leon Stafford cited financial disclosures showing that in its bid to land the Falcons a new stadium, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority since '09 has "spent $1.6 million on lawyers, land surveys, sports facilities consultants and $17,000 for trips to arenas across the country that could be the template for a new stadium." GWCCA leaders "argue the expenditures ... are necessary to ensure they procure the best possible deal for the state" (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 12/2).