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Braves Pursuing Spring Training Complex In Palm Beach County; Payment Options Still TBD

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As the Astros and Nationals prepare to open their $148M Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, business and government leaders in central Palm Beach County are "buzzing with optimism" over a plan for a new Braves complex, according to Joe Capozzi of the PALM BEACH POST. A Braves rep "show...

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11/19/97
MA SENATE RUNS OUT THE CLOCK ON PATS BILL UNTIL NEXT SESSION

The MA Senate Ways and Means committee ended its session last night without action on a bill that would help Patriots Owner Robert Kraft renovate and expand Foxboro Stadium, according to Tina Cassidy

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11/18/97
POHLAD MEETS WITH MLB IN PHOENIX; IS IT TIME FOR LAST RITES?

MLB owners met Monday night in Phoenix with Twins Owner Carl Pohlad to hear the status of "stadium affairs" in MN, according to Whereatt & Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Meanwhile, "ballpark

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, MLB

11/18/97
TEAM'S POOR PLAY CAN'T BE HELPING KRAFT'S DRIVE FOR STADIUM

A "final" stadium bill for the Patriots was "overwhelmingly approved" by the MA House last night, and it makes the Town of Foxboro "responsible for any shortfall in the team''s revenue stream payment

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11/18/97
FACILITY NOTES

Season-ticket holders got their first look at the MCI Center, at an open-house on Sunday, and most "couldn''t stop gushing about the seats, the views and the amenities" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 11/17)....Fo

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11/17/97
DALLAS SETS JANUARY 17 VOTE ON FUNDING FOR NEW ARENA

The Dallas City Council on Friday formally scheduled a January 17 funding election for the Mavericks'' and Stars'' proposed $230M arena at the site of an auxiliary TU Electric power plant, according t

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11/17/97
POHLAD MUM, BEAVER CAUTIOUS ABOUT TWINS' FUTURE

Twins Owner Carl Pohlad "gave no public hint as to what his plans are" after Thursday''s legislative defeat of a new ballpark, but MN Gov. Arne Carlson said the team was likely headed to NC, according

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11/17/97
PATRIOTS ADVERSARY FINNERAN OFFERS REVISED STADIUM BILL

In an "unexpected turn of events," MA House Speaker Thomas Finneran Friday unveiled a revised bill for helping the Patriots rebuild Foxboro Stadium that calls for the state to spend $52M to improve in

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11/17/97
BARRY'S SUITE DEAL GETS REVERSED DUE TO PUBLIC OUTCRY

DC Financial Control Board Chair Andrew Brimmer on Friday "withdrew approval of a $625,000 lease of a luxury suite requested by Mayor Marion Barry for the D.C. Sports Commission at the new MCI Center,

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11/14/97
PATS RENOVATION ON HOLD AS FOXBORO BILL STALLS IN MA HOUSE

A bill that would help the Patriots remodel Foxboro Stadium "has stalled for the year, despite earlier assurances" from state leaders that they wanted to vote on the $50M measure before the legislativ

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11/14/97
WEAVER FINDS WHAT HE'S LOOKING FOR, DEEMS FIELD PLAYABLE

One day after expressing his concern about the playing conditions of Alltel Stadium''s field after a Wednesday night U2 concert, Jaguars Owner Wayne Weaver said that the game will be played, according

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