It will cost $50 million to $75 million to repair the damage caused when a 567-foot crane collapsed on the partially built Miller Park in Milwaukee, a stadium board official said Monday.
That estimate includes materials, labor, transportation, architectural and engineering fees, specialized equipment, and demolition and debris removal, stadium board chairman Bob Trunzo said. He also said the board will meet today to approve an additional $42 million to cover the repairs and the City of Milwaukee's infrastructure payments.
The announcement was the first official assessment of damage from the July 14 accident that killed three ironworkers. Officials haven't determined if the ballpark will be ready for Opening Day next season.
SHEFFIELD SPEAKS OUT: When the Dodgers sort through the wreckage of the 1999 season and start looking for ways to improve, OF Gary Sheffield wants management to go heavy on the intangibles.
Sheffield said the Dodgers lack the chemistry and unselfishness of a winning team and need a clubhouse leader if they plan to contend in 2000. He wants the organization to look somewhere other than his direction.
"We need a vocal leader," Sheffield said over the weekend. "I'm not good at that role.
"When I try to step up and do those things, it's taken the wrong way. It's something I'm not accustomed to."