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12-10-2012, 10:55 PM
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Brodie
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Originally Posted by Kimota View Post
If what you say is true, why not abandon Detroit outright from a business standpoint and build the arena in another city in Michigan?
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Downtown and Midtown are growing neighborhoods. Midtown is probably seeing more development than any area in the entire state. For all of Detroit's problems, its still the cultural and entertainment hub of Michigan. All roads lead there making it the most convenient place for Metro Detroiters. Besides that, Ilitch already controls all the land he needs to build on. Good luck pulling that off in the burbs unless he moved the team to some far out outer ring place which would go against everything the Ilitch family stands for and it would probably alienate many fans in the process.
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Price of land. Few cities can offer the kinds of massive tax incentives Detroit is talking about, too
In addition, there's a great desire locally to see Detroit revived. Projects that help with that perceived revival are highly popular here, both with politicians and fans. Very good business decision.

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