Well- he did ignore the ballpark.
The CC hosted 113 events with 67,000 attendees.
Average attendance of 592 but 9 events were true conventions – meaning that they were multi-day.
I would suspect the average event had less than 100 people.
Since there was never an outcry about a room shortage down town – the most logical conclusions that can be reached are:
-The CC is losing money and
-The economic impact were nowhere near what they had expected
While it is still early – the grumblings from Raleigh indicate that monies will become very scarce which may impact beach pumping funds.
With the CC fund drying up and state budgets getting slashed, I am worried that at some point one or both tax drains will take a hit.
Given the city’s penchant for thinking it’s “all that” I would bet that the city and county governments will be going at it over money within the next couple of years between beach sand and the CC.
Oh and by the way the city wants it called waterfront development funds so that they can tap into it for River walk extension and repair because it is on the water.......
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