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Volume 24 No. 159
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HAWKS HOPE TO STAY DOWNTOWN IN NEW ARENA

     A meeting between the Hawks and Atlanta city officialsyesterday to discuss the possibility of a new downtown arena was"productive," according to both sides.  The Hawks have said theywant to leave the Omni and "relocate to a modern arena" with moreluxury boxes in the suburbs.  The city, however, would like tokeep the team downtown.  Turner Broadcasting VP William Shaw saidTBS Chair/Hawks Owner Ted Turner "is a big supporter of the cityand, all things equal, he'd like to stay in the city."  A "fewpossible" Atlanta sites are being explored, but "no specificproposal" was made (Saporta & Unger, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/29).