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Lexington Mayor Pushing Forward On Rupp Upgrades Despite Failed Funding Vote

04 / 17 / 14

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray yesterday said that he "plans to push forward" on a $310M proposed renovation of Rupp Arena and the attached Lexington Convention Center, but added that it is "too early to say how a lack of state funding will affect the timetable for the project," according to a front-page ...

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03/22/96
MARYLAND OFFICIALLY OK'S NEW STADIUMS; GROUNDBREAKING SOON

The MD House of Delegates voted to formally approve state funding for stadiums for the Redskins and the new Baltimore NFL team. Passage of the state budget included $270M in stadium spending. Maryland

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03/21/96
BENGALS BROWN SAYS TEAM MAY HAVE BEEN GONE IF VOTE FAILED

Bengals President Mike Brown admitted yesterday if the stadium vote failed in Cincinnati he "wouldn''t have had any choice" and the team would have moved to Cleveland, according to today''s Akron BEAC

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03/21/96
SEVERAL SIDES TO THIS STORY: BREWERS FINANCING STILL CLOUDED

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03/21/96
NASHVILLE VOTES TO HEAD TO THE POLLS ON MAY 7 ON OILERS

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03/21/96
STADIUM NOTES

The FL House tentatively approved a $2M tax break for the Heat to help pay for a new arena. Both the House and Senate are expected to give full approval to the tax break today (MIAMI HERALD, 3/20)....

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Facilities, Houston Astros, Miami Heat, Time Warner, Walt Disney

03/21/96
MARICOPA COUNTY OK'S AGREEMENTS ON BANK ONE BALLPARK

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03/21/96
TIGERS SEE PENDING LAWSUIT AS ONLY OBSTACLE TO NEW PARK

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03/21/96
DEVELOPER EYES SPORT-ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX IN PHILLY

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03/20/96
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03/20/96
DECISION '96: TIGERS RECEIVE STRONG SUPPORT ON NEW BALLPARK

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