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Yes I know that the city is only footing the bill for 200 million. I still stand on my stance that the city cannot afford to spend money on a stadium that is unnecessary. We have a shortage of public school teachers, schools shutting down from lack of funding, not enough police, ect. I personally would be much happier seeing my taxes go to things that are going to really affect the majority rather than help Blank make more money......jmo.
Most of it is from re-allocating a tax that already exists.
Doesn't matter. That just means that there are programs that will not get their money.
Why not just refurbish the Georgia Dome for a fraction of the cost? I understand that teams want the best for their fans but at some point you really have to question the need for these things. Unless the project is 100% privately funded (like with the Cowboys), it should be heavily scrutinized.
Well to be fair it will open up a lot of construction jobs.
Because the GA Dome sucks TBH. It has no historical or aesthetic significance and was built right before a lot of groundbreaking technology was available. The geographic location and fact that it's indoors are the only real characteristics of it that contribute to the city aside from housing the Falcons.
Goodell, Blank, and the mayor of Atlanta brought the people of significance in the city in and essentially said build it or else.
There's a lot of money involved in it going to bettering the surrounding area, which I feel safe assuming you have little to no experience in. I wouldn't recommend visiting SW Atlanta. The public money comes from backing bonds with 40% of an extension to an expiring hotel tax. They're not taking money from teachers and police, it just sounds better to politicize it that way.
They could always allocate the money to parks and other expenditures that make sense. Getting a new stadium makes zero sense. Saying the money wouldn't affect schools or police is a terrible example. Also, the number will be closer to 500 million once all the capital upgrades are done in the name of the stadium downtown. Atlanta cannot build anything under budget due to the excessive minority needs that have to be done in city of Atlanta construction.
I didn't bring up teachers and police, it was a response to a misleading comment. The money would be spent on luxury amenities for the city regardless of whether it went to the stadium or not. A new stadium would have been built regardless, just not within the city limits.
Instead, it would have been in the suburbs we all live in instead of the actual city.
Edit: I'm out of this conversation. All of your opinions are made up and not unwarranted. TBH, I'm indifferent to whether it's built or not. I just think it's a bit of an overreaction to be so wholeheartedly against it.
This post was edited by PTCcock195 14 months ago
- "not unwarranted".... we know.
Say what you want, but the fact of the matter is, there is nothing "wrong" with the Georgia Dome. At least nothing that a refurb couldn't take care of. If you want to see what a stadium looks like that really does need to be replaced, take at look at the history of the Vet in Philly.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by getmyjive11 14 months ago
I love the rectangle design. The Chinese Olympics stadium looks like shit.
I also love how only black and women architects can be contracted. Total crap. I hate ATL sports teams... they really expect me to drive all the way down through a total cluster fvck to a game and potentially get mugged because it would be racist if they put the Braves and Falcons in the northern suburbs... exactly where the majority of your attendance comes from.
The government in GA has gotten ridiculous with the requirements contractors have to have to even bid on jobs and then there are companies that they work with the majority of the times (difficult for others to get a shot).....so it really is only going to give certain companies that already work for the government these jobs. It in no way helps the small companies that were the ones to suffer the most when the building industry in Atlanta took a nose dive.
Yep, Reed is the biggest dweeb in ATL. How that retard got elected mayor... wait I know, but I shouldn't say.
To say that taxpayers have no reason to question the need to spend so much money on a stadium is unreasonable. Atlanta, and many of the surrounding counties, are having financial issues that should be addressed before money is spent on building a new stadium.....especially when the one we already have could be renovated for far less and be perfectly fine. Would it rival Cowboy Stadium, probably not. Would it be just as good, or better, than the majority of stadiums out there.....imo yes.
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