Facilitating A Deal....
The Florida state Senate's Commerce & Tourism Committee voted unanimously in favor of a $400M upgrade to Sun Life Stadium, "using rhetoric that signaled broad support for the controversial practice of using taxpayer funds to support sports teams" (MIAMI HERALD, 2/6).
NFL Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson yesterday met with state legislators to "pitch his bid for state help in a planned stadium renovation" of Bank of America Stadium (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 2/6).
The city of Chicago is pressing the Cubs and owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field to "reach agreement on a sign deal by week's end." The deal could be "a key component in a proposed" $300M renovation to the ballpark (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/6).