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Facility Notes

In Austin, Brian Davis reports Univ. of Texas officials are "soliciting bids for a company to replace the gigantic south end zone video board inside Royal-Memorial Stadium with an LED display and add smaller ribbon boards around the stadium’s seating bowl." The projected cost of replacing the aging video board "could run" anywhere from $4-6M. UT is "asking for sealed bids from companies wishing to earn the business." UT’s construction documents state that the new board "measures 56 feet high and 135 feet long" (AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 4/20).

PARKING PASS: On Long Island, Robert Brodsky reports two Democratic Nassau legislators are "calling on County Executive Edward Mangano to renegotiate new parking rates at the renovated Nassau Coliseum after fans attending the inaugural Billy Joel concert this month were charged $40 to park their vehicles." In a response letter Wednesday, Mangano said he contacted Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment to “express the frustration of residents” to the parking fees and “urge you to do the same” (NEWSDAY, 4/20).

ISLAND IN THE SUN: In Honolulu, Duane Shimogawa noted the deed restrictions on the 100 acres of land under Aloha Stadium have "officially been lifted, paving the way for a planned major redevelopment project that includes building a mixed-use community using a rail transit station, as well as a brand new, smaller stadium that could accommodate more events" (, 4/20).
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