Thread: News Article: Balsillie back in the bidding
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08-06-2009, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Northern Dancer View Post
If the market is there then why does one of Canada's richest man need a 140 million dollar improvement (taxpayers money) to an already tax paid venue to have a chance of making it work?
Why should Balsillie get a free ride if the market is so hot?
I have to admitt ND, most of your arguments are strong, and I often don't have a good rebuttle. But this one's pretty weak. This is a pretty common practice in pro sports.

Obviously Hamilton sees the advantage of having an NHL team, and the cost of renovating the COPPS would be worth it. I think the city would see that money back, eventually through taxes, and spill over renue into local business'.

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