Authority approves plans to tear down stadium facade

January 11, 2002|By Jon Morgan | Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF

The Maryland Stadium Authority gave final approval yesterday to plans to dismantle the last vestige of Memorial Stadium -- the trademark facade that memorializes the nation's world war dead -- and to begin planning a new veterans memorial at Camden Yards.

The stadium authority, which is demolishing the old home of the city's football and baseball teams on 33rd Street, unanimously affirmed the deal, which has been approved by the city's Board of Estimates. Demolition is expected to begin within 10 days.

Stadium authority executive director Richard W. Slosson said the agency will begin the design process for the new memorial, which is expected to be constructed on a landscaped walkway near the southern end of the brick warehouse at Camden Yards.

It is too soon to say when the project will be completed, he said.

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