In addition to Stockton CA you can now add San Bernadino CA home of the Inland Empire 66ers the Minor League-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.
No, real estate wasn't the problem here Duke.
San Bernadino pop of about 220,00
The metro area includes Riverside CA and another fairly large city but the "metro" population was over way over 500,000
Attendance was averaging 4500 per game, or about 2% of SB's population.
This, as I have pointed out to you has been the average for most A level minor league teams. This, in an area of over 1/2 million people.
Why does NSS say we would have 3% attendance? Why is that when the Port City Roosters, a AA farm team could only muster 900 attendees per game?
The attendance is overstated based on historic hard attendance figures of previous minor league teams here.
Because of this over estimate, economic impact is also overstated. Taxpayer pointed out the absolutely bizarre increased sales tax figures.
Sorry, but given the wave of municipal bankruptcies I don't believe now is the time for Wilmington to be putting out ANY, repeat, ANY money for an entertainment venue. We should be playing close to the vest with out tax dollars........
We are not in danger of bankruptcy - we want to keep it that way.
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