NEW SITE FOR NEW YANKEES STADIUM? METS DISCUSS NEW DOME
The latest site for a possible new stadium for the Yankees
is the Yonkers Raceway, according to the N.Y. POST. The site is
reportedly backed by NY Gov. George Pataki. Anne Lang reports
that the "objective is to make Yonkers Raceway so attractive"
Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner "will forget he ever heard of
New Jersey" (N.Y POST, 9/16). DOME TALKS SERIOUS FOR METS?
The N.Y. TIMES reports that the Mets and the city are "talking
seriously" about plans for a dome right next to Shea Stadium.
Preliminary estimates from the Mets are that the new stadium
would reportedly cost about $457M, with about $105M of that for
parking and road improvements. Mets Senior VP and Treasurer
Harry O'Shaughnessy said previous plans for a large entertainment
center on the sight of the old stadium "have been scrapped" (Pam
Belluck, N.Y. TIMES, 9/15).