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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | May 16, 1991
One decision confronting the Maryland Stadium Authority if and when Baltimore gets an NFL expansion team is whether to build a domed stadium or an open-air stadium at Camden Yards.But unless an owner is willing to become a partner in building a dome, the new football-only stadium likely would be an open-air, natural grass facility."Unless we had a contribution from the owner of the franchise, I don't believe we'd be in the financial position to add $40 [million] or $50 million for a domed stadium," Herb Belgrad, chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said yesterday.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | January 15, 2009
Of all the cliches a new Ravens fan might be forced to fall back on, perhaps the most reliable is, "The weather could be a factor in the outcome." Unless you're Washington crossing the Delaware or the game is in a domed stadium - and this one isn't - it's a pretty safe bet that no one will challenge you. It's so bankable that you can be sure one of the TV gas bags will use it before Sunday's kickoff. So what about the weather? A football in frigid temperatures acquires the aerodynamic properties of a Belgium block.
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By Vito Stellino | March 1, 1991
The controversial domed stadium and convention center project in downtown St. Louis got back on track in the Missouri legislature yesterday, boosting that city's hopes in the National Football League's expansion derby.By a voice vote, the House budget committee in the Missouri legislature approved the funding for the project. The overall budget bill, which included the project, was then approved by an 18-7 vote by the committee.Supporters of the project now are predicting that the project will be passed by the entire legislature.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 24, 1996
A domed stadium at Camden Yards might be bad for football players, but it would be very good for college basketball fans in Baltimore and the entire Northeast.This year's Final Four will be played at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., and the NCAA has no idea when the city game's showcase will return to the Northeast. The NCAA now requires 30,000 seats for the Final Four and hotel space that Syracuse, N.Y., doesn't have, and in the future it will come no closer than the RCA Dome in Indianapolis or the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | July 31, 1993
A prospective Baltimore NFL football team owner is considering putting a dome on the city's proposed downtown stadium so that it could accommodate concerts, conventions and other money-making events.The Maryland Stadium Authority has never rejected the possibility of adding a dome, but has legislative approval for funding only an open-air facility. Adding a dome would cost an additional $100 million to the projected $150 million stadium price, and the money would have to be raised privately.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | January 15, 2009
Of all the cliches a new Ravens fan might be forced to fall back on, perhaps the most reliable is, "The weather could be a factor in the outcome." Unless you're Washington crossing the Delaware or the game is in a domed stadium - and this one isn't - it's a pretty safe bet that no one will challenge you. It's so bankable that you can be sure one of the TV gas bags will use it before Sunday's kickoff. So what about the weather? A football in frigid temperatures acquires the aerodynamic properties of a Belgium block.
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By John Steadman | November 7, 1990
Most sportswriters would have volunteered their services -- what the lawyers refer to as pro bono -- to assist the Maryland Stadium Authority in its latest quest to seek information that is already available. It's a ludicrous, almost redundant effort that merits questions of concern from the public, plus our office holders, because of the costs involved.The Stadium Authority also has hired a public relations expert at $51,000 a year. Nothing wrong with that, except it already has an exceptionally knowledgeable employee named Ed Cline on its staff who handles the responsibilities exceedingly well.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | September 19, 1990
A 20,000-square-foot office building that serves as the current headquarters for the public relations and advertising firm Trahan, Burden and Charles is the latest property to go on the market for sale or lease in Baltimore's Mount Vernon area.W. C. Pinkard & Co. has the listing for the three-story building at 10 W. Eager St., which also houses Morton's gourmet food and wine shop. The sellers, a joint venture of Struever Bros., Eccles and RouseInc. and R. S. Properties, are seeking $1.6 million in a sale or $14 per square foot from prospective renters.
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By Barry Rascovar | November 12, 1995
MORALISTS HAD A field day this week heaping abuse on the deal to bring a National Football League team to Baltimore. Those who vehemently opposed the construction of Oriole Park chimed in, too. How quickly they forget.Eleven years ago, when the Colts were hustled out of town, a stunned community begged: Do anything, whatever it takes, to get the team back. Later, that community plea was changed to bring us an expansion team -- or some team up for sale.State leaders heeded these pleas, passing legislation not only to save the Orioles from taking flight, but to capture an NFL club.
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By Bill Tanton | October 29, 1991
Baltimore native John Schuerholz, first-year general manager of the National League champion Atlanta Braves, is being told that his club will be the team of the '90s.And why not, with young pitchers like Steve Avery, 21, John Smoltz, 24, and Tom Glavine, 25 -- plus a farm system loaded with talent?Schuerholz chooses not to look a decade ahead."The way players move from team to team these days," says Schuerholz, "I don't know if you can talk about a team of the '90s. You can talk about teams for the next three years, and we should be right up there."
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By Barry Rascovar | November 12, 1995
MORALISTS HAD A field day this week heaping abuse on the deal to bring a National Football League team to Baltimore. Those who vehemently opposed the construction of Oriole Park chimed in, too. How quickly they forget.Eleven years ago, when the Colts were hustled out of town, a stunned community begged: Do anything, whatever it takes, to get the team back. Later, that community plea was changed to bring us an expansion team -- or some team up for sale.State leaders heeded these pleas, passing legislation not only to save the Orioles from taking flight, but to capture an NFL club.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | July 31, 1993
A prospective Baltimore NFL football team owner is considering putting a dome on the city's proposed downtown stadium so that it could accommodate concerts, conventions and other money-making events.The Maryland Stadium Authority has never rejected the possibility of adding a dome, but has legislative approval for funding only an open-air facility. Adding a dome would cost an additional $100 million to the projected $150 million stadium price, and the money would have to be raised privately.
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By VITO STELLINO | April 11, 1993
They're playing the Stadium Game in Buffalo and New England these days.Two franchises that would seem to have little in common -- the Bills have led the league in attendance five straight years and have gone to three straight Super Bowls; the Patriots are near the bottom in attendance and wins -- have a common desire for a new stadium.That's because merely drawing fans isn't enough to keep owners happy these days. They want stadiums that produce a lot of revenue with such bells and whistles as sky boxes and club seats.
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By Bill Tanton | October 29, 1991
Baltimore native John Schuerholz, first-year general manager of the National League champion Atlanta Braves, is being told that his club will be the team of the '90s.And why not, with young pitchers like Steve Avery, 21, John Smoltz, 24, and Tom Glavine, 25 -- plus a farm system loaded with talent?Schuerholz chooses not to look a decade ahead."The way players move from team to team these days," says Schuerholz, "I don't know if you can talk about a team of the '90s. You can talk about teams for the next three years, and we should be right up there."
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | October 22, 1991
ATLANTA -- Even now, with only beams, cables and an outer shell to suggest its future majesty, the Georgia Dome already casts a striking impression on the Atlanta skyline.The hope among local officials here is that the nation's newest indoor playground will leave an equally indelible mark on the sporting world."We've got a lot of great plans for this place," said Khalil A. Johnson, general manager of the facility, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, just across from the Omni arena and CNN Center.
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September 22, 1991
Tagliabue endorses dome for PatriotsNFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue yesterday endorsed a plan to build a domed stadium in Boston for the New England Patriots.Tagliabue met with Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn, who pitched the concept of a stadium that could seat 70,000 people and play host to 100 athletic and cultural events a year despite the region's unpredictable weather."It was a very positive meeting," Tagliabue said. "We think the concept of a domed stadium in Boston is a super idea."Flynn, who is facing a preliminary re-election vote on Tuesday, has not said where the stadium would be built.
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September 22, 1991
Tagliabue endorses dome for PatriotsNFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue yesterday endorsed a plan to build a domed stadium in Boston for the New England Patriots.Tagliabue met with Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn, who pitched the concept of a stadium that could seat 70,000 people and play host to 100 athletic and cultural events a year despite the region's unpredictable weather."It was a very positive meeting," Tagliabue said. "We think the concept of a domed stadium in Boston is a super idea."Flynn, who is facing a preliminary re-election vote on Tuesday, has not said where the stadium would be built.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | October 22, 1991
ATLANTA -- Even now, with only beams, cables and an outer shell to suggest its future majesty, the Georgia Dome already casts a striking impression on the Atlanta skyline.The hope among local officials here is that the nation's newest indoor playground will leave an equally indelible mark on the sporting world."We've got a lot of great plans for this place," said Khalil A. Johnson, general manager of the facility, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, just across from the Omni arena and CNN Center.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | May 16, 1991
One decision confronting the Maryland Stadium Authority if and when Baltimore gets an NFL expansion team is whether to build a domed stadium or an open-air stadium at Camden Yards.But unless an owner is willing to become a partner in building a dome, the new football-only stadium likely would be an open-air, natural grass facility."Unless we had a contribution from the owner of the franchise, I don't believe we'd be in the financial position to add $40 [million] or $50 million for a domed stadium," Herb Belgrad, chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said yesterday.
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By Vito Stellino | March 1, 1991
The controversial domed stadium and convention center project in downtown St. Louis got back on track in the Missouri legislature yesterday, boosting that city's hopes in the National Football League's expansion derby.By a voice vote, the House budget committee in the Missouri legislature approved the funding for the project. The overall budget bill, which included the project, was then approved by an 18-7 vote by the committee.Supporters of the project now are predicting that the project will be passed by the entire legislature.
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