Great news, everybody! The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks may only want to put in less than a third of the construction cost of a new arena, and nobody may have any ideas how to pay for the rest, but as soon as they get gifted with that, they’re willing to build some for-profit development next to it on their own dime!
“Not only have our owners committed a sizable investment for the new arena, they’re exploring investments in potential ancillary development,” team spokesman Jake Suski said Thursday. “They want to be actively involved with the city, county and state in the planning and help assemble a world-class development team to see this bold vision realized.”
You know, we really should take a moment to stop and appreciate the rhetorical artistry here: Not only are we willing to pay for part of an arena that will entirely benefit only us, but we’re also thinking of maybe paying for some other development that will also benefit us! Aren’t we generous? It’s almost worthy of a prize of some sort.