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RE: Woodfin's Latest Comments on the Stadium
(11-28-2017 04:02 PM)demiveeman Wrote:  
(11-28-2017 03:52 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  So far, talk is all that is being offered while the parties seem to want B'ham to come up with the real money.

Where did you pull that assumption out of thin air?

OK, IF that assumption is out of thin air, then fill in those blanks with promised amounts.
11-28-2017 04:08 PM
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Previously, a JeffCo commisioner said Bham's portion of the cost was about $3M/year. Bham's annual budget is $430M. Surely, this can't fall apart due to less than 1% of the city budget...

http://csnbbs.com/thread-829205.html
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(11-28-2017 04:09 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  Previously, a JeffCo commisioner said Bham's portion of the cost was about $3M/year. Bham's annual budget is $430M. Surely, this can't fall apart due to less than 1% of the city budget...

http://csnbbs.com/thread-829205.html

OK, that fills in B'ham's blank. Now fill in the others. Jeffco commissioners can be very free with B'ham's money -- how about their own? (They still have Cooper Green (mercy?) Hospital closed for inpatient care - it is operated as an American Family type "Doc in the box" outpatient care facility)

Who (outside your family) would you like to tell you how to spend your money?
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(11-28-2017 04:00 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  
(11-28-2017 03:52 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  As Woodfin is pointing out, talk is cheap. To actually build something, one must have real money offered, not just talk of money. So far, talk is all that is being offered while the parties seem to want B'ham to come up with the real money. As with UAB's offer to rent the new stadium once built, much has been said but little has been financially offered to get it done.

Wrong. Everyone is at the table except birmingham. He is playing a game and he better hope it doesn’t backfire on him.

He is either ignorant of the process or is assuming that everyone else is ignorant for political gain.
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(11-28-2017 05:29 PM)biglizard Wrote:  
(11-28-2017 04:00 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  
(11-28-2017 03:52 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  As Woodfin is pointing out, talk is cheap. To actually build something, one must have real money offered, not just talk of money. So far, talk is all that is being offered while the parties seem to want B'ham to come up with the real money. As with UAB's offer to rent the new stadium once built, much has been said but little has been financially offered to get it done.

Wrong. Everyone is at the table except birmingham. He is playing a game and he better hope it doesn’t backfire on him.

He is either ignorant of the process or is assuming that everyone else is ignorant for political gain.

If "everyone is at the table except B'ham", one should be able to fill in those blanks on the list with specific dollar amounts. If not, then the "game" is still "Make a sucker out of B'ham by ganging up on it while we ride for free".
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The city council's parks & rec committee is meeting tomorrow to hear a proposed plan for the city to spend $25M over 5 years on capital upgrades to Legion Field. You've got to be kidding me.
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(11-28-2017 06:17 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  The city council's parks & rec committee is meeting tomorrow to hear a proposed plan for the city to spend $25M over 5 years on capital upgrades to Legion Field. You've got to be kidding me.

It is not so much that Legion Field will be made new again for that money. It is that so far, Legion Field remains the ONLY viable facility in the metro area that can accommodate the games already on B'ham's scheduled events list. Now IF those other municipality gov'ts, private sources and UAB actually put up real money for a new facility, then the City Council can work with that instead. So far, all that has been talked about is how much B'ham should provide for a new facility.
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Just because the plan for the stadium at the BJCC, including all the projected budget numbers, has not been published does not mean that it hasn't been discussed and planned.

Pumping $25m into Legion Field is a waste of money that the city can't afford to piss away.
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(11-28-2017 06:34 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Just because the plan for the stadium at the BJCC, including all the projected budget numbers, has not been published does not mean that it hasn't been discussed and planned.

Pumping $25m into Legion Field is a waste of money that the city can't afford to piss away.
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Oh I’m not surprised.
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