No to $300 Million for a Stadium

January 14, 2013 13:41 pm

by Erick · 4 comments

For those of you, like me, who are not opposed to a Falcons Stadium, but think it can be privately funded, I’ve set up this form you can use to contact the Governor and members of the legislature to voice your opposition to the $300 million.

Alternatively, if you support the stadium, you can change the suggested text and use the form as well.

Harry January 14, 2013 at 4:48 pm

To be honest – after yesterday I’m more inclined.

The Last Democrat in Georgia January 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm

After which one? The Wild Hog Supper or the first day of the legislative session?

Baker January 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Hey look at that, another post about the Dome.

This is mostly a re-post from Charlie’s column, but I’ll add that I don’t think anyone would be opposed to the Falcons building a new stadium with private money. I certainly am not. I don’t think it would be good for the GWWCC but the Falcons can do what they want if they do it with private money. That’s what capitalism is. Using public money to build the stadium is not capitalism, despite whatever competition argument bgsmallz or others might use. It’s definitely not capitalism.

“Nonchalant” had a pretty good recap of why Blank moving the stadium to the suburbs is probably not a realistic option. I won’t re-post his whole bit here, but it’s worth a read.

My bottom line is below:

I refuse to accept the answer that “this is just the way it’s done” when we’re talking about handing over $300 MILL to a BILLIONAIRE so that his company would be able to move into a new location in which to do business. Particularly since his current office location is great and barely 20 years old, and was also sponsored with public money.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Falcons-Habitat-Keep-the-Dome/147025202029129?ref=hl

Dave Bearse January 14, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I’m fine with $300M in public money going to a new stadium….

With construction to start in 2022 when the existing stadium is 30 years old.

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