Bucks unveil tarpaulins covering new arena construction, and other Friday must-see news

And away we go with another weekly round of micro-news that shouldn’t be allowed to slip through the cracks:

4 comments on “Bucks unveil tarpaulins covering new arena construction, and other Friday must-see news

  1. “It’s like giving birth. I mean, you can’t really feel it or understand it until it is actually coming out of the ground…”

    That one made me laugh out loud. I’m assuming it was a little less painful for the guy (who WAS wearing a hard hat) than a real live birth-giving mother. And the co-mingling of births with things coming out of the ground itself sounds like something out of a Sam Raimi flick.

  2. I suspect that the A’s as well as the Islanders and some of the smaller projects ( like in Rhode Island) are going to go through because there is a realization that people are tired of funding such projects, and if shovels are not in the ground soon, they are not happening.

      • I agree with you on that. But two things that are different are the fact that few pro teams desire new ( or even upgraded facilities), so passing bills after the horse left the barn becomes easier. Not to mention”Cord Cutters” who are showing sports is not as much of a necessity as people felt before. Besides the Islanders and A’s you have the Rays, the trio in Arizona ( Coyotes, Diamondbacks and Suns), and a few soccer stadiums ( none of which cost as much as a new Islanders Arena). Even Key Arena and Kings bridge Armory may break ground this year. You will still have Colleges doing the spending ( for example: Penn State has an extensive”Master Plan” for sports facilities). But when 2020 comes around, teams ( with the possible exception of the Rays) will either be in new ( or upgraded) facilities, or be ready to move into one.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.
NOTE: Both personal attacks on other commenters and trolling (posting inflammatory remarks solely to start a fight) are not allowed in comments, and will be deleted. Any commenters who repeatedly ignore these rules may be placed on moderation, or banned.

HTML tags are not allowed.

774,762 Spambots Blocked by Simple Comments