We learned the other day that an effort is being started to get city and/or county money (that’s really our money, just for the record) to build a stadium to host a professional soccer team.
Our former county judge said that maybe that should be a county project.
Does that mean that they will tear down the county courthouse and the downtown jail to make room for the soccer field? An article in the Times told us that the soccer league wants the facility to be located downtown.
That is just baloney.
What the soccer league wants is for the team to draw heavy attendance and thus be profitable. The location of the soccer field is irrelevant if people will go to it.
The requirement that it be downtown is just another part of the whole downtown re-development effort.
We need to speak up unless we want the politicians to put us further in debt.
We deserve better