On the subject of GAB, I also wonder about the Reds' final payments toward its construction. (The rent/maintenance article suggests that the Reds owe another $10 million.)
What about these costs?
Are they counted" as of yet?
A new $12.3 million building along Main Street that will house a Reds merchandise store and a Hall of Fame. The shop will be two stories and 5,500 square feet. It's expected to open by June 1.
Monday morning, demolition of concession stands on the first-base concourse begins. Two 30-foot breezeways will be cut through, connecting the concourse to a new plaza on the west side, and a new "mega-concession stand" will be built. The first-base concourse will be about eight feet wider, eliminating a frustrating bottleneck.
Just south of the Hall of Fame will be the Rose Garden. Delano said architects viewed video of Pete Rose's historic hit No. 4,192 from a variety of angles to estimate where it landed. He thinks they've nailed the location within five feet. Roses will grow from planters.
• In the southwest corner of the ballpark, close to the river, will be a plaza of more than an acre. The area will contain picnic tables, a bandstand and lots of things to do, mostly for children. Much of this will be ready Opening Day.
Construction is expected to end in June 2004, after some 46 months.