What are they relevant complaints? I suspect that the property in question is privately held so there should be very strong reasons to interfere with these private property rights. Perhaps some people do not like this development, but the simple fact that they are seeking to build it suggests there is a demand for their services and, hence, many people do like it. Too often these fights come down to personal preference of local residents who do not have a financial stake and who do not have real, relevant reasons to oppose an initiative beyond NIMBY.
Soccer....just say no. Can you imagine how empty an NFL stadium would be in Atlanta for an MLS game...half empty would be generous. And to the guy that posted some linked purporting that soccer is the third most popular sports among kids, yeah because they play rec ball and then they grow up. When soccer gets more than a passing mention in the mainstream media I will buy it. And unless those attendance figures for MLS are normalized for stadium size, saying they draw better than basketball or hockey is a no-brainer...their facility seats far more! Besides, don't you soccer types at least wait until the World Cup to try to convince us that this, at long last, is the year that soccer makes it big in the US? As if we don't hear that every single time the World Cup is on.
The Solarium looks pretty sweet...not that we need a new stadium, but if they persist, it would be a credit to the city.
The Pantheon? They must have designed that in Denver in a pot-smoke haze. Hideous and embarrassing. It looks like the Bird's Nest in Beijing knocked up the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. As Phil Robertson would say....No.
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