BEARS CALL THE INDIANA PROPOSAL "INTRIGUING"
Bears officials are calling the proposal from an Indiana
group "intriguing" and said they are "enthusiastic" about it,
according to Bears CFO & VP of Ops Ted Phillips. R. Joseph
Gelarden of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports that the group consists
of Gary Neale, Chair & CEO of Northern Indiana Public Service Co.
Industries, Whitco Industries CEO Dean White, the Mercantile
National Bank and Ribordy Enterprises. Gelarden writes that the
coalition wants the location to "include hotels and other
attractions" along with the stadium (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 8/26).