Lets not forget that the Governor and his republican cronies are all for this idea. The state already purchased a parcel of land adjacent to the proposed (and awful) site with the intention of giving it to them.
Lets face it, some public money is going to go into this as it does for every stadium in America. Are there any in the US that were built entirely from private funds? Point is, if we want a new stadium, that's where some money will come from. And if it has to be public money, using Hotel/Motel tax money that wouldn't have been raised without the Dome/GWCC makes the most sense. I'm sure all the tea partiers don't draw a distinction though.
My biggest issue on the matter is really about design and location. WHY IN THE SAM HILL would we want an open air stadium when we currently have a dome? Is there anyone who doesn't think that this is a step down from the current facility? If we're going to make any investment at all we should be moving up the ladder to a retractable-roof stadium. I'd feel less angry if public money were going to something really state-of-the-art, not a dupicate of BDS@HGF, less than a mile away.
Stalactites? Crumbling? What MARTA are you riding?
I've thought about saying the same thing for a long time. As an Atlanta resident, and someone who picks up the paper in ATL proper, I'm not looking for reviews about things that aren't in Atlanta.
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