Friday, October 17, 2008

Baseball in '09?

At STYLE Weekly Scott Bass takes a realistic look at the baseball issue.
Mayor L. Douglas Wilder’s promise that Richmond will have a new professional baseball team suiting up by spring is quickly becoming a dim dream.

The two developers the administration is considering haven’t released any details — to the public or to City Council — and big questions remain: How much will a new stadium cost taxpayers? What’s the best location for a new stadium? Will the city’s regional partners, particularly Chesterfield and Henrico counties, agree to the plan? There’s also that pesky little financial crisis gripping the economy, which could imperil financing.

Still, the Wilder administration has yet to address the most important question: Why is it necessary to rush a deal in order to bring in a new baseball team by the spring?
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