Sure, I am against a Tax Funded Stadium but I am all for a stadium that is PRIVATELY FUNDED and built elsewhere.
Where is the parking? Sure, we know folks will be ferried from the Parking Garages downtown but have you ever tried to get out of one them on a busy day? Built this stadium somewhere else on land that can have parking adjacent to it and can be easily entered and exited.
This riverfront property is PRIME and if developed properly by a private company will be paying PROPERTY TAXES. If the city buys it and develops it, you will have taken one of the rapidly diminishing waterfront properties and not only take it off the tax roles but also put a bargain basement variety of stadium on it that will have a narrow scope of usefulness. By this, I mean that for other than ballgames probably in the evenings, it will be closed or not available to the city (as per the agreement of 10 times a year).
Since you are taking this property off the tax roles, why don't you put a public park here? It could be called the River Front Park and have the River Walk ending at it would be perfect. Families will have use of this property 5-10 more hours a day than a stadium.
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