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Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/...ml?ana=fbk

It looks like GSU has some competition for the Turner Field site. The Mayor and Governor seem to prefer the GSU plan but these casino companies are sure to pure a lot of money into the Atlanta economy.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-23-2015 07:35 PM)Georgia_Power_Company Wrote:  http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/...ml?ana=fbk

It looks like GSU has some competition for the Turner Field site. The Mayor and Governor seem to prefer the GSU plan but these casino companies are sure to pure a lot of money into the Atlanta economy.

Big $$$$ entering the picture.

Can the Governor and Mayor turn away hundreds of millions of revenue dollars and thousands of jobs to keep a football stadium that only a few thousand people 6 times a year attend?
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-23-2015 07:42 PM)GSU Eagles Wrote:  Can the Governor and Mayor turn away hundreds of millions of revenue dollars and thousands of jobs to keep a football stadium that only a few thousand people 6 times a year attend?
Short answer: Yes.

Less-short answer: Aside from the Georgia State community, there will be plenty of people in metro-Atlanta and around the state who will take Georgia State's side of this, over/against the casino developers. Plus, there are other places where the casino could be located (assuming that a political consensus in favor of building a casino in the first place actually exists).

Also, leaders with Georgia State and the City of Atlanta envision the Turner Field property to be used for more -- a lot more -- than just a football stadium.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-23-2015 07:35 PM)Georgia_Power_Company Wrote:  http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/...ml?ana=fbk

It looks like GSU has some competition for the Turner Field site. The Mayor and Governor seem to prefer the GSU plan but these casino companies are sure to pure a lot of money into the Atlanta economy.

Nobody is staking their political career on putting a casino complex in the middle of 5 or 6 low income, disadvantaged neighborhoods. You think GSU has an uphill battle? Go for it MGM. LOL.

Would not be shocked at all if the mayor "leaked" this so the neighborhood groups would see what the alternative is.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-23-2015 08:10 PM)Native Georgian Wrote:  
(07-23-2015 07:42 PM)GSU Eagles Wrote:  Can the Governor and Mayor turn away hundreds of millions of revenue dollars and thousands of jobs to keep a football stadium that only a few thousand people 6 times a year attend?
Short answer: Yes.

Less-short answer: Aside from the Georgia State community, there will be plenty of people in metro-Atlanta and around the state who will take Georgia State's side of this, over/against the casino developers. Plus, there are other places where the casino could be located (assuming that a political consensus in favor of building a casino in the first place actually exists).

Also, leaders with Georgia State and the City of Atlanta envision the Turner Field property to be used for more -- a lot more -- than just a football stadium.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
Let's not aim to be Detroit here.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
Some casino people tried to get underground Atlanta previously IIRC. Don't think ideas like this have panned out before.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-23-2015 08:35 PM)panama Wrote:  
(07-23-2015 07:35 PM)Georgia_Power_Company Wrote:  http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/...ml?ana=fbk

It looks like GSU has some competition for the Turner Field site. The Mayor and Governor seem to prefer the GSU plan but these casino companies are sure to pure a lot of money into the Atlanta economy.

Nobody is staking their political career on putting a casino complex in the middle of 5 or 6 low income, disadvantaged neighborhoods. You think GSU has an uphill battle? Go for it MGM. LOL.

Would not be shocked at all if the mayor "leaked" this so the neighborhood groups would see what the alternative is.

As plausible as your comment on the leak sounds, and as much as I doubt Deal or Reed (or the Bible thumper crowd) would allow a casino in downtown Atlanta, I doubt just as much that those poorer neighborhood groups aren't the real targets of the casinos after all. Go into any convenience store on Friday evening and see who is buying lotto tickets...it isn't the guy in the Mercedes or BMW. I'm guessing that there are loads of studies out there showing that the lower income folk are the biggest participants in all forms of gambling - casinos, horses, etc. - and can least afford it.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
Would be a better plan if the state of GA wasn't so backwards honestly. We're talking 3,000 jobs, millions pumped into the economy vs what, a couple dorms and a stadium that'll hardly ever draw any revenue?
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-23-2015 09:11 PM)AlwaysSunny Wrote:  Would be a better plan if the state of GA wasn't so backwards honestly. We're talking 3,000 jobs, millions pumped into the economy vs what, a couple dorms and a stadium that'll hardly ever draw any revenue?

Have you ever been in a casino neighborhood? And it's not just a stadium and a couple of dorms. The project will transform the area. A casino will not. Would actually make a bad situation worse.
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