Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

What’s Another Football Stadium to a Billionaire?

Nobody Knows:

Think the rich don’t rule America?

I don’t know what’s worse…taxpayers subsidizing the building of sports stadiums for billionaires, or having to fork out subsidizes to pay for multi-million dollar X Presidential libraries and their lucrative X Presidential foundations.

Old football stadium

Old football stadium

St. Louis…is a great baseball town. Next to the New York Yankees, the Cardinals have always been one of the most successful franchises in the MLB.  St. Louisians are also big hockey fans. We have the Blues and the fan base is just as strong.

But when it comes to football, there really is not much of a passion here for it.

Still, the taxpayers built a very nice football stadium for the RAMS, which was indoors, in 1995…but then, the Rams…sucked. They sucked for years. If you don’t have a winning team, you will not fill those seats. The sucky Rams were sold to a man named Stan Kreoenke..who said he wanted a NEW stadium or he would move the team.

Right. Blame it on the stadium. He wants OUT:

On January 31, 2014, both the Los Angeles Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Stan Kroenke purchased approximately 60 acres of land adjacent to the Forum in Inglewood, California. The purchase price was rumored to have been between $90 million – $100 million. Commissioner Roger Goodell represented that Mr. Kroenke informed the league of the purchase. As an NFL owner, any purchase of land in which a potential stadium could be built must be disclosed to the league. Kroenke subsequently announced plans to build an NFL stadium on the site, in connection with the owners of the adjacent 238-acre Hollywood Park site, Stockbridge Capital Group.[23] This development has further fueled rumors that the Rams intend to return its management and football operations to Southern California. The land was initially targeted for a Wal-Mart Supercenter but Walmart could not get the necessary permits to build it. Kroenke is married to Ann Walton Kroenke who is a member of the Walton family and many of Kroenke’s real estate deals have involved Walmart properties. On January 5, 2015, The Los Angeles Times reported that Stan Kroenke and Stockbridge Capital Group are partnering up in developing a new NFL stadium on the Inglewood property owned by Kroenke. The project will include a stadium of up to 80,000 seats and a performance venue of up to 6,000 seats while reconfiguring the previously approved Hollywood Park plan for up to 890,000 square feet of retail, 780,000 square feet of office space, 2,500 new residential units, a 300-room hotel and 25 acres of public parks, playgrounds, open space and pedestrian and bicycle access. The stadium would likely be ready by 2018. In lieu of this St. Louis countered with a stadium plan for the north riverfront area, with the hope of persuading Missouri native Stan Kroenke to keep the Rams in the city. On February 24, 2015 the Inglewood City Council approved the stadium and the initiative with construction on the stadium planned to begin in December 2015.

Got that? Now, here’s the absurd part: The Democrats who RUN the city want to build a new stadium, football team or no football team.  St. Louis has a democratic Mayor, and a democratic Governor, Jay Nixon. But we are still paying for the old stadium, which may I add. is INDOORS. Bonds for construction of the Dome are still being paid through 2021 with Missouri paying $12 million/year and St. Louis City and St. Louis County paying $6 million/year each— So how are they going to pay for the new one on top of the old one?Football stadium

Common Core math.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority want to build a new stadium along the Mississippi River to counter the Rams’ possible relocation to Los Angeles. The Missouri Development Finance Board approved the $15-million plan despite opposition from Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a board member who is running for governor. The sports authority plans to request another $17.5 million in tax credits next year and the year after, for a total of $50 million. That’s only a small chunk of funding needed for the project, which is estimated to cost $998 million.

Now, understand, the taxpayers are STILL on the hook for paying off the old stadium for another thirty years.seriously-side-eye-baby

The republican Missouri legislature is fighting this–and the city had an ordinance on the books to make sure that the voters would decide if they would support the heavy tax burden on them, once again, but a judge has simply, set it aside.

Which means, Jay Nixon is pushing for the taxpayers to pay for a brand new stadium which by all accounts won’t even have a team. On top of that, this is being pushed by the man who let Ferguson burn, Democrat governor, Jay Nixon.

Even if they could get a good team, there is no big money left here in St. Louis, what’s Nixon going to do? Bus in rich guys from around the country?

Nobody who lives here DARES go downtown anymore because that new stadium can be seen from Ferguson on a clear day. Like Detroit, downtown St. Louis is not much different from East St. Louis now….and yet…

The democrats want that stadium built and they want the poor guy barely making  $40,000 a year to pay for it.

And the people paying for it will never be able to go, due to the price of the tickets. Add to that…it’s outside, near the river…add humidity to the cold and you have..misery. That football team better win the Super Bowl.

St. Louis needs a new football stadium like they need a new Arch.

Thanks to…those democrats who “care” so much about the “little middle class” people, Nobody Thinks, just like Obamacare, they are going to force it down our throats…where I’m sure the democrats are HOPING the Mexicans will move here and want to play soccer in the brand new stadium.

What else makes sense? It’s not only the black lives that don’t matter here—-for the democrats—- It’s the voters who would rather have a safe city than another sucky football team.

When democrats are always jumping into bed with their rich donor friends, whose looking out for YOU kid?

 

 

September 3, 2015 - Posted by | absurd, Sports, Uncategorized | , ,

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