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04-24-2012, 06:42 PM
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Allentown might not happen


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04-25-2012, 09:00 AM
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Man, sinkholes preventing the arena that the UHL Xtreme were allegedly going to play in 10+ years ago, and now this... Allentown is snakebit when it comes to an arena, it appears.

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Looks like it may be Our Father who has sent the snakes.

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Are they "closing all the factories down"?

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Originally Posted by adsfan View Post
Are they "closing all the factories down"?
I like that Billy Joel song.

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Originally Posted by MrCleveland View Post
I like that Billy Joel song.
Well we're living here in Allentown
And they're closing all the factories down
Out in Bethlehem they're killing time
Filling out forms
Standing in line.

Well our fathers fought the Second World War
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
Met our mothers at the USO
Asked them to dance
Danced with them slow
And we're living here in Allentown.

But the restlessness was handed down
And it's getting very hard to staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
aaaaaaah aaahhhhh ooooooooh ooooooh ohhhhhhh.

Well we're waiting here in Allentown
For the Pennsylvania we never found
For the promises our teachers gave
If we worked hard
If we behaved.

So the graduations hang on the wall
But they never really helped us at all
No they never taught us what was real
Iron or coke,
Chromium steel.

And we're waiting here in Allentown.
But they've taken all the coal from the ground
And the union people crawled awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaah.

Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as their old man got.
If something happened on the way to that place
They threw an American flag in our face, oh oh oh.

Well I'm living here in Allentown
And it's hard to keep a good man down.
But I won't be getting up todaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy
aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaah.


aaaaaaah aaaaaaah aaaaaaah oh oh oh.

And it's getting very hard to staaaaaaaaaaaaaay.
And we're living here in Allentown.

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05-21-2012, 08:11 AM
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Allentown was never going to happen. I don't know how anyone associated with this project thought it would happen. For starters Ed Rendell is no longer in office, meaning that millions and millions and millions in state welfare to build stadiums and arenas went away. Not to mention the whole financing package was nothing more than a house of cards and special taxes. PA has done this in the past and every project has blown up. Google City of Harrisburg and you will see what happens when local governments mortgage the future for a project that is to be the savior of the city/region. Add to this that the population demographics of Allentown aren't exactly rabid hockey fans. Meaning that there is no established fan base (no matter how small) to draw on. SO now you have a new team, in a non hockey market, playing in an arena that was build using slight of hand and Enron-sqe accounting principles AND you have no built in fan base. I hope this project falls flat, because this team won't last 5 years in Allentown and as always the tax payers of PA will be left paying for yet another empty area and failed urban renewal project.

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