I’m on the road (well, the train) today, so no news updates, but fortunately it looks like a slow news day so far. The big items:
- The Las Vegas city council, unable to decide whether to kill a soccer stadium plan dead, put off voting on it at all for a month by a narrow 4-3 margin, which can’t be considered a good sign for the proposal.
- Media fallout from Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s Raiders stadium proposal continues, with Newballpark.org calculating that the total public subsidy in land, infrastructure, and existing debt would actually be $1.1 billion, not the measly $670 million I spitballed yesterday.
Finally, I have my debut article going up today at The Cauldron, on the Buffalo Bills‘ demands for a new stadium right after getting $200 million in state subsidies for renovations to their old one, and the psychology of “need.” The direct URL wasn’t available as I left the house, but head to the main page and you should find it. Enjoy! Or maybe “enjoy” isn’t the right word…