MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Just how will the new Minnesota Vikings stadium affect the environment in downtown Minneapolis?
Planners have begun an environmental review of the project, including traffic during and after construction, air and water quality, and the impact of the stadium lights.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority held a public information meeting Tuesday evening on the environmental review. Roland Froyen lives near the stadium site. Froyen tells Minnesota Public Radio News (http://tinyurl.com/9337s7s ) his main concern is storm water runoff from construction into the Mississippi River.
An environmental impact report is due next summer. Project managers hope to break ground for the nearly $1 billion stadium at the current Metrodome site by next fall.
Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News,http://www.mpr.org
With training camp just eight days away, here is the latest news surrounding the Baltimore Ravens.
1. The Ravens are expected to have one of the best defenses in the NFL this season, but not the No. 1 ranked. Sports Illustrated's Andy Benoit says he predicts the Ravens defense will actually regress due to the loss of C.J. Mosely and Terrell Suggs in free agency. However, not as much as one would expect, he says.
2. Speaking of defense, Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon is entering his contract year. The Athletics' Jeff Zrebiec writes that this upcoming season should be a breakout year for Judon who could make a big impact on defense.
3. Ravens Training Camp passes are now available. The Ravens have 14 different training camp practices open to the public this season. Claim your tickets and parking pass here or on the Ravens' mobile app.
July 24: Ravens training camp begins. Rookies are set to report a week earlier on Wednesday, July 17.
The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.
Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.
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Andre Burakovsky is officially no longer a Washington Capital.
After he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in June for second and third-round picks in the 2020 NHL Draft, Burakovsky inked a new deal with the squad for one year and $3.25 million.
Burakovsky posted 25 points last season in 76 games and had been the subject of trade rumors for the better part of two seasons. The Capitals offered him a qualifying offer but would have had to match his previous cap hit of $3 million per year.
The Capitals, after signing Garnet Hathaway, Richard Panik and Brendan Leipsic, have a touch over $4 million left to sign restricted free agents Jakub Vrana and Chandler Stephenson, and Burakovsky's departure gave them the cap space to sign those deals.
Colorado meanwhile has $19.9 million in remaining cap space and need to sign a host of restricted free agents to new deals, including Mikko Rantanen, J.T. Compher and Vlaidslav Kamenev.
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