Ilitch Announces New Arena Plans
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12-05-2012, 12:14 AM
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Yea Illitch wants to be seen as the guy to save Detroit...with other people's money. Detroit is a ghost town, it was a mistake for the NHL to build the Devils' arena in Newark and Detroit is ten times worse than that. In my book put it in the suburbs or anywhere else he wants to but not near the city. Change cities if you must. Call them the Michigan Red Wings.
so what you're saying is that you have no concept of what the area is actually like and think we should base all of our decisions based on outsiders warped perspectives? cool. I suppose we should move the Lions and Tigers out, too, even though they've been huge successes down there. And all the casinos that rake in millions. And all the acclaimed restaurants, too. Don't they all know that a bunch of people who have never been here have some vague idea that Detroit = hell incarnate?
There is no suburban location that's as optimal as downtown. Downtown is the only location that is convenient for everyone in the region since it is the central hub of the local freeway system. Downtown is not at all unsafe, it's empty. Filled in the day by business people and then deserted at night when there's no events going on. Building a new arena with a retail and residential complex attached would do wonders for the area.
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