In DC, Mike Cleary reports that the MCI Center has
"spurred or accelerated" many of the projects in the eastern
part of downtown DC. The arena has also "brought a new wave
of patrons" to the area (WASHINGTON TIMES, 5/11)....Work
crews will begin dismantling the retractable roof at Olympic
Stadium today. The process, to be completed in December,
will cost Quebecers C$180M, much of it in repairs, to
replace it with a C$37M permanent roof (TORONTO STAR, 5/11).
...Int'l Speedway Corp. (ISC) showed plans Friday for its
proposed, $200M Kansas Int'l Speedway. The new track will
sport condominiums, a restaurant and a museum and should
closely resemble the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (K.C. STAR,
5/9)....Harbor Yard, the new minor league park for the
Bridgeport (CT) Bluefish will cost taxpayers about $17M
instead of the projected $14M (HARTFORD COURANT, 5/11).