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).