The new 72,000-seat Browns stadium is "about" $14.8M
over budget, and could reach $23.5M by the time the stadium
opens in '99 (Karl Turner, Cleveland PLAIN-DEALER, 3/27)....
Disney Wide World of Sports VP Reggie Williams is profiled
by Javier Solano of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Williams, on the
complex: "People are here to be entertained. And because of
our sports authenticity, the script changes weekly of what
is being offered here. One of our top goals in Year Two is
to continue to build bridges into the Central Florida
community" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 3/27)....Devil Rays Owner
Vince Naimoli on Tropicana Field: "You'd be amazed at how
much progress we've made." Rays VP of Stadium Operations
Rick Nafe: "I think we're in very good shape for baseball"
(TAMPA TRIBUNE, 3/27)....Pro Player Stadium has upped
parking from $5 to $7 at Marlins games this season (SUN-
SENTINEL, 3/27)....In MN, Robert Whereatt writes that MN
Governor Arne Carlson "scrambled key staff members Thursday,
ordering them to explore alternative financing plans for a
new hockey arena in St. Paul" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE,
3/27). The AP's Bill Wareham wrote that even if St. Paul
Mayor Norm Coleman secures money to build a new hockey
arena, "a victory in the battle may cost him the war in the
gubernatorial campaign" (AP/STAR TRIBUNE, 3/27).