And here’s your epitaph for the Texas Rangers owners’ successful stadium campaign:
[UTA political science professor Allan Saxe] said he believes another factor that influenced voters was last month’s groundbreaking for the $250 million Texas Live! entertainment complex, being built next to Globe Life Park and the new stadium site.
“When people can see things happening, I think they’re willing to go along with other projects,” he added. “I know it impacted me.”
Read that again: A political science professor says he was swayed to vote for a half-billion-dollar subsidy to help two rich guys tear down their 22-year-old stadium so they could have one with air-conditioning because of an entertainment project next door that was already going to be built regardless.
I can see we’re going to be here awhile.