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Volume 24 No. 160

Facilities Venues

          In Denver, a Metro Chamber poll says 73% of those
     surveyed endorse a new domed stadium for the Broncos, but
     the six-county metro football board, which will make the
     final decision, calls that option "not economically
     acceptable" (DENVER POST, 1/16)....In Cincinnati, the cost
     of the Bengals' stadium project dropped by nearly $10M when
     Hamilton County sold more than $71M in bonds at an interest
     rate lower than those that financed Riverfront Stadium in
     the '60s.  Leaders had expected the bonds' interest rate to
     be about 5.5%, but the rate came in at 4.92% (POST, 1/14).

          The MD Stadium Authority finalized details yesterday to
     pay the Univ. of MD $800,000 to move the Terps' October 31
     football game against GA Tech to the Ravens' new stadium,
     according to Christian Ewell of the Baltimore SUN.  The
     authority "will receive the money from the Ravens," who
     promote all events at the stadium under the terms of their
     contract with the authority.  In other news, the authority
     approved the lease of land adjacent to the new football
     stadium that will provide 437 parking spaces.  It will
     receive all revenues from parking at the lot for Orioles and
     Ravens games, plus half of the weekday revenues (SUN, 1/16).