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(Studio) Uncovered sports stadium almost extinct.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(New Orleans, Louisiana) Superstadium began with Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Climate-controlled sports, closed circuit TV. Lost 1/2 million 1971 but boom conts. In Irving, Texas, superstadium for Dallas Cowboys. Now Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. [Superdome promoter Dave DIXON - says dome to be fun for city and profitable.] Hopes money will roll in from parking revenue, taxes, baseball games admission. When Superdome proposed 1966 was to cost $35 million and be self supporting. [Director Superdome Ben LEVY - admits now Dome may get help from taxpayers if needs money.] [Attorney Benjamin C. TOLEDANO - believes New Orleans taxpayers deceived.] Money for city needs to be depleted by $153 million Superdome. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, taxpayers voted $54 million city dome down. Lesson from city's action. Let buyer beware.
REPORTER: David Henderson
- Henderson, David;
- Mudd, Roger
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