Opposition To DC Stadium

So, it turns out, not everyone is happy with the idea of building a stadium in Southeast. Some folks are really quite pissed off, and some are kinda really mad.

Now, I can understand wanting to house the homeless, and get them out of McPherson square, but I really think a ballpark would be GOOD for Southeast, bringing up business opportunities, raising revenues for the district, and helping fund other development in the area.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mike Hoffman (unregistered) on October 7th, 2004 @ 6:24 pm

    Ralph Nader doesn’t think it’s a good idea, for many, many good reasons.

    http://www.votenader.org/media_press/index.php?cid=249

    Read it and see if you still hold the same opinion.


  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 7th, 2004 @ 6:31 pm

    Yes, I absolutely feel the same way.

    The mayor’s study clearly does not take into account the “MCI Center effect”. Look at the effect that the MCI center has had downtown. There’s no question in my mind that the same could be done by Navy Yard. None at all. I’m thinking that it could be more on the order of 10,000 jobs by the time it’s all done, PLUS you have a new destination place, a la Camden Yards. Not a bad thing for the District at all. Besides, look who’s paying? It’s not the city, it’s the big businesses.



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