Whether people believe in New arenas or not I think one thing is clear: if billionaires want new shiny state of the art and even above that arenas pay for them with your own money..Lord knows those guys have more than enough of it.
Personally I would go as far as calling it crime if politicians - who by all accounts should work on behalf of the people - agree to such ludicrous deals. There is no way that a new arena should lead to closure of much more important stuff like education facilities , libraries, hospitals.
I mean it's proven that the city is Alex's getting the short end of the stick here. As much as I admire all the things that the best owner in all of sports has done something like this is not something were I agree with him but I for sure understand that he had to stand up for his biggest project. The politicians on the other side should be on the hook with their own money and not the tax payers one.
So the right answer would be want a new arena pay for it with your own money, period. If that leads to a team threatening to leave call their bluff
I agree, however I don't blame the owner. The owner is operating in a system which allows him to conduct business like this. Why does he get to operate like this? because at the end of the day we allow it.
An owner worth billions can't afford a multi-million stadium? Doesn't make sense. I'd love to see our tax dollars not go to this arena, It's been shown that successful sports don't boost a city. Detroit should exhibit A in that department.
If people get mad about it... it will change. But for the most part we're all just excited to get a new arena. Arena combat was and is the glory of Rome.
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