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SBD/October 15, 2013/Facilities
Published October 15, 2013
SUPER IMPORTANT REQUEST: The Chargers continue their attempts to secure a new stadium, and ESPN’s Tom Jackson said to the city of San Diego, “Build a stadium so we can have a Super Bowl out there.” ESPN’s Chris Berman added, “If they build a stadium there, we’ll have one there every three years. I don’t think there’s a discussion” (“SportsCenter Monday Kickoff,” ESPN, 10/14).
MARK OUR WORDS: In Toronto, Tony Van Alphen cited a citizen group's survey as showing that more than 95% of taxpayers in the Toronto suburb of Markham "don't want any public funding for a proposed 20,000-seat arena in the city." Concerned Citizens of Markham on Friday revealed their survey "generated more than 10,700 responses." They said that the results "showed residents overwhelmingly oppose the use of tax dollars or subsidies for the controversial" C$325M arena (TORONTO STAR, 10/12).
IT'S LIKE YOU'RE MY MIRROR: In Ft. Worth, Gaile Robinson noted a "giant mirror reflecting the glories of Texas skies and the waxing and waning crowds at AT&T Stadium" was unveiled on Friday night by Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and his wife, Gene. The Sky Mirror sculpture by Anish Kapoor is "by far the grandest and most expensive addition to the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection." The 35-foot diameter circle of stainless steel "reflects the eastern sky on its concave side and on the stadium side, the crowds." Jones said he and his wife "spent $10 million" on the sculpture (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 10/12).