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04-12-2013, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Ah, well anecdotal evidence is nice, but this project has funded studies behind it talking about the economic viability between plopping an arena and hoping for the best and a municipal-wide initiative supporting the developing surrounding not only the arena but the arena district that is accompanying it. Quite a different story in that regard. Nobody, not even Katz, wants a land value black hole surrounding the arena. It's not good business for anybody.
As I said, I'm not an expert on this and I can't predict the future. I'm also not saying it won't happen, I'll just believe it when I see it. These kinds of things are unpredictable, whether they ran studies or not, human tendencies can be predicted, but are never absolute.

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