Cactus Jack wrote:FNQ wrote:Cactus Jack wrote:I know. Seattle politicians are just as lame here. They keep delaying a new arena.
Thing is, I understand why. Most sports teams are a drain on the local economy. And Oakland is becoming a hipster haven.
But just friggin say it. Say you dont want the team. But this horrid mayor, Libby Schaff, keeps pandering to Raider fans like shes trying.. and a lot of Raider fans believe her, which is infuriating
The same guy who tried to move the Kings, has offered to privately finance a new arena all by himself & yet the city of Seattle is still trying to duck out. The city has been dragging their feet for 5 plus years on this thing. It's been beyond frustrating for basketball/hockey fans. Seattle missed out on NHL expansion because of it. Maddening.
Yea I dont understrand why they would be so against it. It seems like great way to make some income. You all those restaurants , tourism around the stadium. Why wouldn't you want to add to it? You don't even have to pay for it. You could put 3 Starbucks in there for goodness sake.