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SBD/January 24, 2013/Facilities
Published January 24, 2013
SURF'S ON: In Ft. Lauderdale, Craig Davis reports the Dolphins yesterday “got the first indication of public support for funding renovations of Sun Life Stadium" with a resolution passed by the Miami-Dade County Commission. The resolution, which “passed 7-4 endorsing a 1-cent increase in the county bed tax and a $3 million-a-year rebate from taxes on sales of goods and services sold at Sun Life Stadium, is non-binding” (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 1/24).
INDIANA JONES: In Indianapolis, Dana Hunsinger Benbow notes Bankers Life Fieldhouse updated its menu to include “nearly 40 new items,” with suites offering “even more options.” There are “nine gluten-free items, 12 new kinds of beer and gourmet cheese platters from local farms.” But some of the prices “aren't all that gourmet,” as prices are “anywhere from a few bucks to $12.” Exec Chef David Harvie said the goal was to "highlight locally produced, seasonal ingredients and fresh, bold flavors" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 1/24).
UN-SPORTSMANLIKE? A K.C. STAR editorial states of a '10 deal between the city and Wyandotte County, and MLS Sporting KC and Cerner Corp., "It's discouraging that Sporting KC and Cerner have so far failed to keep their pledge to privately finance construction of a $35 million youth soccer complex in Wyandotte County Park along with three recreational soccer fields." The fields were “supposed to be ready for play by the end of 2012; no work has even started.” This is a “breach of faith with the county’s residents” (K.C. STAR, 1/24).