NEW PLANS FOR NFL CARDINALS STADIUM TO BE UNVEILED FRIDAY
A proposed East Valley convention complex, including a
new domed stadium for the NFL Cardinals, "will include more
pieces and perhaps less controversy when details are
unveiled later this week," according to Lisa Gonderinger of
the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. A source who has seen the plans said
that "enough private-sector funds have been rounded up to
cover the football stadium." The complex is backed by a
group called NEXTSTEP, which will unveil the complete plans
Friday at a meeting of the East Valley Partnership (EVP).
NEXTSTEP, an offshoot of the EVP, won't reveal its private
investors until Friday, but Cardinals VP & General Counsel
Michael Bidwill has said that the team likely would kick in
a "substantial amount." Cardinals officials declined
comment on Monday (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 6/16).