Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Okay, Here's The Story

After all that's been said about the stadium so far, this is what I just put together for Nightside. 1. TRT is off the table completely. Everyone has been trying to find that magic balance between TRT and private funds. That's over. Next month, expect the Legislature in special session to (among other things) redirect the TRT from the Sandy stadium and into an airport Traxx line. 2. Sandy City is trying to go it alone. They will try and give RSL the subsidy they need to get their project rolling. Right now, Sandy doesn't seem to have the resources to do it. Look for Mayor Tom Dolan to approach the City Council about raising taxes. Also, look for the Legislature to further tweak RDA rules for the third time to help out Sandy. Prediction: This week, RSL will announce they have found a way to build in Sandy. Maybe they'll even have Beckham break ground. Problem: The announcement will be premature at best. There is still a lot of distance to be travelled if Sandy is going to do this alone. Though they will announce this week, RSL is by no means out of the woods. (of course, the land in U.C. is still free)


Blogger Reach Upward said...

Building a Traxx line from the aiport instead of funding the stadium sounds like a great plan. Raising taxes on Sandy residents to build a stadium does not.

8/09/2006 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger That One Guy said...

I think the special legislative session should be used to pass a law requiring that stretch pants only be legal in "certain" sizes.

oh, and a traxx line too.

8/09/2006 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Building a Traxx line from the airport instead of funding the stadium sounds like a great plan. Raising taxes on Sandy residents to build a stadium sounds even better.


8/09/2006 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger theorris said...

Raising taxes in Sandy sound like trying to start an Italian Ice stand in Hell.

8/09/2006 07:37:00 PM  
Blogger Reach Upward said...

Actually, I have spent time in Hell (Norway). There is no Italian ice stand, but they do sell ice cream. I have seen the place frozen over and I have thrown snowballs there in January. So, maybe Sandy will go ahead and do the tax increase.

8/10/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Blogger Stenar said...

HA! I've spent time in Hell, Norway, too. Hell is not so bad, really...in the summer.

8/10/2006 09:07:00 PM  
Blogger Spinning Doorknob said...

Dear Ethan,

I don't have any legs.

Can they make soccer players only play with their hands?

Can I swear on this blog?

8/11/2006 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger Spinning Doorknob said...

If we didn't sell strech pants in all sizes then we would never have discovered where midgets place their beer. It's on the "Shelf Ass."

8/11/2006 01:34:00 PM  

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