GLAZER WILL "ABSOLUTELY NOT" HELP FINANCE NEW FACILITY
New Buccaneer Owner Malcom Glazer said he will "absolutely
not" help pay for the construction of a new facility for his
team. Glazer: "We have done our part financially. We bought the
team. We paid a big price. And we need now the cooperation of
the community for this stadium. ... The stadium is something the
community has to do" (Tom Jackson, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 1/21). The
Tampa Sports Authority will form a special committee to "research
the financing and design of stadiums built in recent years."
Authority Chair Chuck Davis will name committee members next
week, and hopes to deliver recommendations in six months. Davis
said he believes a new stadium could be built in three years
(Kevin Walker, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 1/21).