what amazes me is the twisting and turning for the baseball supporters.
Remember when Dukie, T and others stated their desire was for baseball? Baseball was their prime focus. America's Game.
So Ripken's Group comes along with a proposal to build across the river. All private funding; now I am realistic enough to think they may want some tax incentives during the early years. But none the less, no Bond Referendum needed. No increase in the property tax rate needed. And frankly, access to the facility via 421 is going to be a lot easier than from Market Street onto Front Street.
So one would think the proponents would be jumping up and cheering in support of this private venture. Right?
Except, it still leaves the owner of that over priced piece of river front acreage, aka The Albatross, sitting in it's current owner's portfolio along with the debt service.
It continues to strike me that the Proponents have a vested interest in that albatross.
Ripken's position has been stated; they will build the ball park; Mandalanta can operate the ball team.
Did I miss something?
Before they yell, where's the deal? When will Mandalanta and the City release all of the terms for their deal?
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