Action on a $225 million bond sale to finance the ballpark wasdelayed by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks because several financialinstitutions had offices near the World Trade Center.

Although steel and concrete had already been ordered, newcollectivebargaining contracts have driven up costs, Padresofficials say. Sincethe Padres agreed to pay anything over the $225million paid for bybonds, they have had to redesign some aspects ofthe project.

Most of the changes to the actual ballpark are cosmetic. Lesscertain isthe status of office, hotel and other commercial projectssuch as EastVillage Square and the Campus at the Park, which borderthe stadium.

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