notes on government, sports and popular culture
) on the N&R's rah-rah for First Horizon Park.
On the subject of new stadiums, there's this from an (unposted) N.Y. Times article on 40 year-old Busch Stadium's swan song season. Busch will be demolished this fall when the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to move into a new downtown stadium:
"The new red-brick stadium is already taking shape just south of the current stadium. City leaders hope it will be the centerpiece that will spur additional development to a downtown that is showing signs of life after years of decay."