ilitch announces plans to build new arena
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12-04-2012, 04:29 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ann Arbor
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There is fairness to having the city pay for some of it though. It creates a bunch of jobs, strengthens the areas restaurants/bars and willl ikely bring more tourists. He also plans to keep it downtown and help the city where he could just as easily stick it a suburb.
I'm really glad they plan on it being down town, makes it so much easier for me coming across the border for games
The economic impact of sports stadiums on a city economy is debatable.
Ilitch could stick it in a suburb, but he has so many Detroit officials in his backpocket that it would be silly to move it to a suburb.
Given the existing conditions of Detroit, I can't see how anyone can justify diverting scarce resources away from core city services.
Let's cut back some more on police and fire and schools and social services so that a bunch of rich, suburban white guys can drive to Detroit and watch hockey.
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