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Published September 10, 2013
THE RACE IS ON: In Daytona, Godwin Kelly noted the primary contractor for the Daytona Rising project at Daytona Int'l Speedway last week "pulled a city building permit for work totaling" $105M. DIS Senior Manager of Media Relations Andrew Booth said that the permit is the city's "go-ahead for Phase 2 (of 3)" of the $400M project that will "lay the groundwork for new grandstands, suites and more to transform the Speedway's erector set exterior into a major league stadium" (Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL, 9/7).
PARKING WARS: In L.A., Bill Shaikin wrote the Anaheim City Council "made the right call" last week in approving the parameters of a deal in which Angels Owner Arte Moreno would "pay for a new or renovated stadium in exchange for the right to develop the parking lot." If the lot at Angel Stadium was "that easy to develop, it would have been done by now." If Moreno "fails, the city keeps the Angels at no cost, in a new or refurbished ballpark" (L.A. TIMES, 9/8).
TALKING TURKEY: In DC, Mark Giannotto reports the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors yesterday "unanimously approved the construction" of a $25M indoor football facility. The project "will be privately funded and the school currently has" $11M in pledges (WASHINGTON POST, 9/10).