Red Sox Exec VP John Buckley said the club "was not
ready to present a specific plan" for a new stadium yet.
Characterizing the project as a "public-private
partnership," Buckley said, "We've got to have a financing
plan that makes sense. We don't have that." He also said
that before any plan could be unveiled, the team "wanted to
do more groundwork with fans and neighbors" (BOSTON GLOBE,
4/23)....CO Gov. Roy Romer approved a plan to use public
money for a new Broncos stadium, "clearing the way for a
November election" to decide the "fate" of the project.
Romer: "I strongly believe the people of the metro area
should have the opportunity to vote on this issue" (DENVER
POST, 4/23)....The Winston-Salem, NC, board of aldermen "has
decided not to take a position on a proposal to use
taxpayers' money" to build a $210M MLB stadium in the Triad
area (AP/Greensboro NEWS & RECORD, 4/22)....ARC Int'l Corp.
broke ground on a hockey and figure skating facility in
Chesapeake, VA. The 80,000-square-foot project, which
features two NHL regulation-sized rinks, a sports-themed
diner and pro shop is scheduled to open in the Fall (ARC).