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Old 08-01-2018, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by RSchmitz View Post
Wish I could get on board the stadium hype train
There is no way I see the public voting for anything that would come close to paying for a new ballpark for them, not with this ownership.

The Vegas Rays... get used to it.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:29 PM
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There will never be a public vote. They know the climate. They’re all too smart to even think about that. Literally no one has suggested a referendum. The task for the interested parties is to get enough binding financial commitments from the business community to pay for at least half the cost.

The city and county will then kick in a long-term commitment to use a bevy of taxes and other funds to pay for some stadium costs along with all of the infrastructure. It’s possible. They’re following the Braves blueprint. Look for an announcement or news this fall for theoretical naming rights. If it’s in the neighborhood of the typical $15-20M a year with at least a 10-year term, then I’d say the project is getting close to becoming reality. Because Sternberg has indicated he’d use all of that money for the stadium, and several insiders think he’d pony up $150-200M more of ownership dollars to get at or near that halfway point.

Bottom line: If the private money comes through, the public money is likely to follow.

I’m excited.

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