GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:GetUrban wrote:GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:bigredmed wrote:Wanting an NFL team in Omaha is pretty much the only reason you need to vote against Taylor Royal. The numbers are too clear, no city benefits from such a waste.
Sure you are right........but a pro NFL team sounds about 300 times more fun then a stupid streetcar in the wrong end of town.
If I'm not mistaken, when Rob McCartney interviewed Taylor on KETV's Kaleidescope, he said he wanted the new NFL stadium downtown northeast of TD Ameritrade....in what you call "the wrong end of town." He didn't say how he would pay the Billion dollar cost NFL stadiums are running now-a-days to build. Good luck selling-out tickets for the games in Omaha.
No we don't want that stadium downtown. It should be built at South Port or even at the Mahoney State Park exit. The bigger problem would be that we need an indoor arena and then it would be 10 times nicer that the Clink and then they would have to cook up a reason to tear down the Clink like they did the Civic. Vegas just reeled in the Raiders today and with some Buffet or Rickets money we could be reeling in the Jaguars next.
The Jaguars have been sucking money out of Jacksonville for years now. Taxpayers have had to shell out over a 100 million for stadium renovations in recent years, including 26 million for new scoreboards which cost the city over a million dollars a year to operate, and any advertising revenue from the new scoreboards goes 100 percent to the Jaguars. This year, the Jaguars are going to play four of their home games in London. In a recent "state of the franchise" press conference, they brought up just how many teams have gotten new stadiums since the Jaguars team was started. They basically hinted that they'll be asking for a new stadium soon. The city will have to give them what they want or they'll leave town. The people of Jacksonville are so fed up with the Jaguars, I think most people would say move, just like the voters in San Diego. There's absolutely no way the Jaguars, or any other team, would move do Omaha....or Des Moines.