Fairly soon after Kirby Puckett's passing, there were already legislators saying that people are urging approval of a new Twins ballpark named for Puckett, and that his death may reinvigorate the stadium debate. Is it just me, or is this all slightly less than tactful?
In other weird stadium situations, the Washington Nationals got the MLB to co-sign for its stadium. Yes, somehow a once-dead team (Expos) with no official owners (its ownership is shared by all the other 29 baseball teams) was able to get a stadium... so it can get an owner. Wow.