BUCS DEAL WITH TAMPA INCHES TOWARD CONCLUSION
The deal between Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer and negotiators
for Tampa and Hillsborough County remains incomplete, but in the
words of Glazer's son, Bucs VP Joel Glazer, "Things are cool."
According to this morning's TAMPA TRIBUNE, negotiators have
reached "tentative agreement" on a new $168M stadium, with
lawyers for both sides working on the details. The Tampa Sports
Authority has scheduled a meeting for Monday to consider and vote
on the deal, although that could be postponed if there is no
agreement by Friday (Joe Henderson, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 3/20). Two
major "hang-ups" are facility control and advertising rights
(Charean Williams, ORLANDO SENTINEL, 3/20).