NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani took a private tour of Oriole
Park at Camden Yards yesterday (N.Y. POST, 6/16)....In
Baltimore, about half of the 100,000 square feet of
SportGrass being laid at the Ravens' new stadium yesterday
was transported by tractor trailers from Memorial Stadium
(Baltimore SUN, 6/16). With two months remaining before the
Ravens' stadium opens, the SUN's Jon Morgan writes an
extensive report on the construction efforts (SUN, 6/15).
...In Pittsburgh, Fitzpatrick & Barnes wrote that Steelers
President Dan Rooney's offer to contribute $50M toward a new
football stadium "makes other teams in the Steelers'
division look cheap by comparison." The Jaguars, Ravens,
Bengals and Browns "contributed less, percentage-wise to the
construction of projects in their cities." Only the Oilers
will contribute more. If the Plan B project stays on
budget, Rooney's ownership group will pay 21.5% of the total
price for a new stadium (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 6/15).