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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
Gregory J. Smith, a sports consultant and former chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lake-Walker resident was 48. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Dennis Smith, a banker and Mary Smith, a homemaker. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance and economics at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., where he played Division 1 baseball. He then received a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Nolan H. Rogers, a former Duke University lacrosse star who later became a Maryland assistant attorney general and the official tour guide and historian for Oriole Park at Camden Yards , died May 2 of complications from cancer at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 82. "Obviously, Nolan was present at the creation of the Camden Yards project, for which he did all of the land acquisition. He played a very important role in the development of the project," said Michael J. Frenz executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority.
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April 26, 2002
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens is seeking the Maryland Stadium Authority's help in building the Natatorium and Special Olympics Complex planned for Glen Burnie in 2005. Owens requested yesterday that the authority move immediately to secure legislative approval for its involvement in the 26-acre facility, which will include a full Olympic-size pool, water slide, ball fields, a gym and a weight room. The project has received $500,000 from the Maryland General Assembly, and Owens plans to include $500,000 for the planned complex in her 2003 budget, which will be introduced next week.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was just a fraction of the $2 million that Terps football coach Randy Edsall and men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon each pulled in, according to an updated state salary database made available by Maryland officials under a Public Information Act request.
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March 29, 1992
Herbert J. Belgrad has no trouble recalling the moment when Gov. Harry Hughes asked him to consider serving as oe of the charter members of the Maryland Stadium Authority.It was June 1986. It was in the governor's State House office. And, for Belgrad, a Baltimore lawyer with little knowledge of professional sports, it was a slightly unbelievable moment."In the first place, I wasn't even familiar with the legislation [creating the authority]," Belgrad recalled. "And second, as I stated then, there were any number of highly qualified persons with an interest in sports who would have given their right arms to serve the state in that capacity."
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Doug Donovan and Childs Walker and Doug Donovan,SUN REPORTERS | July 1, 2007
When a new downtown football stadium opened nine years ago, the latest project of the Maryland Stadium Authority was widely praised. In just more than a decade of existence, the quasi-public agency had built an acclaimed baseball park and a new convention center for downtown Baltimore, attracted the NFL back to the city after a 12-year absence and erected a new home for that team. The agency took on some of the state's biggest projects and delivered results on time, on budget and generally to rave reviews.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
The Maryland Stadium Authority approved a $70,000 feasibility study of Salisbury's Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, which will host the Harlem Globetrotters and a rodeo competition, among other events, in 2011. The stadium authority voted Tuesday in favor of the state-funded study that will evaluate costs of expanding the more-than-30-year-old complex, which proponents say need to be expanded in order to remain competitive. The county's Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism operates the civic center, and requested the study of possible projects, including renovating the existing structure and adding another on top of a parking lot across the street.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | November 8, 2008
Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed longtime finance executive John Morton III as the new chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority yesterday, replacing Frederick W. Puddester, who is stepping aside after 16 months. The Authority also announced yesterday that it has hired a new executive director, Michael J. Frenz. Puddester, a former state budget director and current finance official at Johns Hopkins, will remain on the Authority. He said he told O'Malley when he was appointed that he didn't want to remain chairman for the duration of his four-year-term.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 10, 1999
COLLEGE PARK -- John Brown had just sat down in his courtside seat at Cole Field House when the parade began.Ex-Oriole Bill Ripken was one of the first to say hello. Former Maryland basketball player Cedric Lewis stopped by, then former U.S. Senator Joe Tydings. Sportswriter John Feinstein followed.Even the referee, taking his place for the tip-off of the Maryland game, waved to Brown.It seemed that everyone in the place knew Brown, from the players he has befriended to the corporate and political elite gathered in the coveted folding chairs ringing the court.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | September 6, 2007
In anticipation of a possible vote to remove Alison Asti as executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority, Asti's attorney released a letter yesterday defending a clause in her contract that would allow her to remain the agency's top attorney. The letter is a response to various potential arguments Asti has heard against the validity of her contract, said Andrew D. Levy of Baltimore's Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP. "Because Ms. Asti has not committed any act that provides the board with contractual right to terminate her employment as general counsel and director of development, Ms. Asti expects that the terms of her employment agreement will be honored by the board without the further involvement of legal counsel," Levy wrote in the letter to authority chairman Frederick W. Puddester.
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Sports Digest | December 2, 2013
Et cetera Missed deadlines slow progress on a new stadium for D.C. United Five months after Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced a plan to build a new soccer stadium, the administration has missed a series of self-imposed deadlines, including a promise to deliver a land deal for the D.C. Council to vote on this year. City Administrator Allen Y. Lew , a top aide to Gray, said he was pressing to complete a land swap before Christmas with developers, utilities and business owners to obtain the land for the proposed 20,000-seat stadium and adjacent bars and restaurants on Buzzard Point.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
Gregory J. Smith, a sports consultant and former chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lake-Walker resident was 48. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Dennis Smith, a banker and Mary Smith, a homemaker. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance and economics at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., where he played Division 1 baseball. He then received a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
FEATURES
By Tim Wheeler, Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
The defending National Football League champions may be struggling on the gridiron this season, but the Baltimore Ravens have come out on top in another fierce competition - to make their "house" the greenest in pro football. M&T Bank Stadium has earned a "Gold" rating from the U.S. Green Building Council , the highest rank the Washington-based nonprofit group has awarded to any existing NFL stadium to date under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.
BUSINESS
By Justin Fenton and Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
Developers want to bring back Hammerjacks in a new concert and club venue near M&T Bank Stadium and the new Horseshoe casino. They have proposed locating the new Hammerjacks in the 600 block of W. West St. in what is now parking lot "N" for Ravens games. The plans, presented to Pigtown residents at a community meeting Tuesday night, call for a 50,000-square-foot, two-story building with a club and 2,500-person concert space. They also include a parking garage with about 400 spaces, which would be developed by the current owner of the property.
NEWS
Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | October 16, 2013
The pact that will facilitate the $1 billion, decade-long effort to upgrade Baltimore city school facilities was finalized today, with a unanimous vote of the Maryland Board of Public Works to approve a Memorandum of Understanding that will serve as a blueprint for revitalizing the city's dilapidated school infrastructure. The memorandum, which outlines the roles and responsibilities of state and local agencies over the course of the system's 10-year facilities plan, was a condition of the law that allows the district to orchestrate and fund 30 to 35 renovations and new structures.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | July 25, 2013
Pro soccer United, D.C. reach pact on new $300M stadium D.C. United executives and Washington officials have reached a preliminary $300 million deal to build a 20,000-seat stadium for the team on Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington. The agreement, team and city leaders said, could end a decade-long search by the Major League Soccer franchise for a new venue that would allow it to leave RFK Stadium, where D.C. United has played since its founding in 1996 but where its investors say the team loses money every year.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2011
Baltimore City will pay a third of the $150,000 cost of a Maryland Stadium Authority study to determine whether the city should build a new downtown arena linked to an expanded Baltimore Convention Center. Members of the Baltimore Convention & Tourism Board voted Monday to approve the $50,000 contribution, which will come from the budget of Visit Baltimore, the city's convention and tourism agency. The stadium authority agreed last month to study the project's feasibility and asked the city to cover part of the cost.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Nolan H. Rogers, a former Duke University lacrosse star who later became a Maryland assistant attorney general and the official tour guide and historian for Oriole Park at Camden Yards , died May 2 of complications from cancer at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 82. "Obviously, Nolan was present at the creation of the Camden Yards project, for which he did all of the land acquisition. He played a very important role in the development of the project," said Michael J. Frenz executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | April 16, 2013
Soccer United looking at Md. again for stadium - but not at Baltimore Although D.C. United remains optimistic about reaching an agreement to build a stadium at Buzzard Point in Washington, the Major League Soccer club has taken renewed interest in Maryland, sources close to the situation said. United executives are "going to play it out with D.C. first, but patience is thinner than it was six months ago," said one person, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations.
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