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Published November 7, 2013
RACING TO THE FINISH: In Daytona Beach, Godwin Kelly reports the primary focus of Daytona Int'l Speedway's $400M Daytona Rising construction project has "shifted from creating the foundation to assembling the steel structure." DIS President Joie Chitwood III said, "In the last two weeks, you can now see the steel structure that goes to the top of the new grandstand." Construction company Barton Malow Project Dir Len Moser, whose company is the general contractor for the project, said that construction is "running just ahead of schedule" (Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL, 11/7).
ANGELS AMONG US: In California, Art Marroquin reports a city appraisal of Angel Stadium "will be completed by January." But Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards said that the results of the appraisal "will not be immediately made public because that would undercut the city’s ability to negotiate a new stadium lease." Edwards said that the appraisal "likely would be released just before the City Council votes on the lease" (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 11/7).
TENNIS TASTES: In California, Leighton Ginn reports the Kaiser Restaurant Group's Chop House "will join Nobu on the concourse of the new Stadium 2" at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The restaurants "will be open for the two weeks of the tournament, and the parties will explore possibly keeping them open longer." The 8,000-seat Stadium 2 is under construction and expected to be completed on Feb. 3, 2014 (Palm Springs DESERT SUN, 11/7).