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Published September 25, 2013
A LITTLE LOVE LOST: In Philadelphia, Matt Gelb noted the Veterans Stadium "Theme Tower" is being lowered, as many fans consider it an "eyesore at an otherwise beautiful ballpark." The Phillies used the electronic board "as another way to generate revenue while advertising ballpark promotions." But there was "one problem," as it "blocked some views of Center City from the stands at Citizens Bank Park." A team spokesperson said that the tower will "remain in a different form." It will be "lowered in height ... and become a two-sided message board." Construction began this week (PHILLY.com, 9/24).
CLOSED CAPTIONING: In DC, Alex Prewitt noted the National Association of the Deaf has "filed a lawsuit" against the Univ. of Maryland “over the university’s long-standing and continuing failure to provide captioning of announcements and commentary made over the public address systems during athletic events at Byrd Stadium and Comcast Center" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 9/24).