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08/23/96
STADIUM NOTES

Former Orlando Arena Dir Joanne Grant has sued the city of Orlando and Mayor Glenda Hood in federal court, seeking more than $1M in damages after claiming she was unfairly forced to quit in October of

Tags: Facilities

08/23/96
ASTROS GET MORE FUNDS BUT STILL LACK FANS

Houston Mayor Bob Lanier has offered $15M in city funds to help pay for the Astros proposed new $250M ballpark, according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Lanier plans to seek City Council a

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros

08/22/96
ASTROS' TALKS STALL AS DEADLINE DRAWS NEAR

Harris County Judge Robert Eckels said negotiations with the Astors over a new ballpark "have bogged down," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Although Astros Owner Drayton McLane Jr

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros

08/22/96
STADIUM FINANCING: THE MEDIA ANALYSIS CONTINUES

A number of media outlets continue to report on the acceleration of new stadiums built around the country and their effect on local economies. In this week''s BARRON''S cover story, Jonathan Laing use

Tags: Facilities, NFL

08/22/96
STADIUM NOTES

An L.A. TIMES editorial lauds L.A. officials for showing signs of cooperation for a proposed new Kings and Lakers arena: "This is a plan that could rejuvenate the Convention Center, spur other downtow

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers

08/22/96
MUSIC TO MOTOWN'S EARS: SURVEY SHOWS VOTERS SUPPORT TAXES

A DETROIT NEWS poll of 400 Wayne County voters over the last two days reveals 58% support a 1% hotel tax and a 2% rental car tax to help finance the new stadiums for the Tigers and Lions. A Wayne Coun

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, General Motors

08/22/96
NASHVILLE ARENA FUNDING APPROVED; PSL PROBLEMS FOR FOOTBALL?

In the wake of Gaylord Entertainment withdrawing its offer to contribute $5M toward the construction of a downtown Nashville arena, the city Metro Council voted to finance $22.4M in general obligation

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Facilities, NFL

08/21/96
PHILADELPHIA MAYOR VOICES CONCERNS OVER DOWNTOWN BALLPARK

Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell yesterday "threw some cold water" on builder Daniel Keating''s proposal to build a downtown ballpark, according to the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Rendell prefaced his remarks

Tags: Facilities

08/21/96
DETROIT SIDE-BY-SIDE STADIUM FINANCING PLAN RELEASED

Financial plans for Lions and Tigers downtown side-by-side stadiums have been officially unveiled by the teams and the City of Detroit. According to Valarie Basheda of the DETROIT NEWS, the total $505

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, General Motors, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies

08/21/96
STADIUM NOTES

More than 430,000 Hillsborough County voters are registered for the September 3 primary in which a half-cent sales tax increase to help fund a new Bucs stadium will be decided. An "unprecedented" 9,00

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

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