Monday, April 6, 2009

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With Portland's MLS Plan? Ask Indiana.


Folks, if you want a good idea of what might be on the horizon for the city of Portland I refer you to this article in the Indy media .  The article chronicles the problems that they are having with keeping a brand new stadium open due to higher than expected operating costs.  Which means that the main tenants of the building are not bringing in enough revenue to cover costs.  This could never happen in Portland right?  If you don't I have a used tram to sell you.

And to remind everyone out there, all of this "musical chairs" with sports venues and sports teams here in town is really a recipe for disaster in my opinion.  We are going to demolish a perfectly good building in the Memorial Coliseum to build a new stadium for a franchise that is currently playing in a venue that was only recently renovated for them at the city's expense and is now currently only averaging less than 6,000 people per game in attendance?  Does this make any sense to anyone except for Merritt Paulson, Sam Adams, and Fireman Randy?

2 comments:

  1. I CAN NOT HELP BUT BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THE
    FEDERAL AND MORE THAN LIKELY TAX PAYER MONEY
    THAT IS PROPOSED FOR A SPORTS STADIUM COULD
    NOT BE PUT TO USE ON MORE PRESSING ISSUES.
    THE POWERS TO BE CANNOT SAY HOW THEY PLAN ON
    COMING UP WITH THE REST OF THE MILLONS LEFT TO
    COME UP WITH. I WONDER WHAT TAX OR INCREASE IN
    PUBLIC SERVICE WE WILL BE FORCED TO ACCECPT.

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  2. And Indiana is a place where they've done a lot of things right with building sports facilities such as the Hoosier Dome - what Lucas Oils Stadium replaced.

    Luke, please e-mail me at info@oregonsports.com. I'd like to put some of your content on oregonsports.com.

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