Friday roundup: Possible Suns arena renovation funding plan, A’s and Rays still promising stadium news by year’s end (but don’t hold your breath)

When it rains, it pours, and this week provided a deluge of stadium news:

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10 comments on “Friday roundup: Possible Suns arena renovation funding plan, A’s and Rays still promising stadium news by year’s end (but don’t hold your breath)

  1. Going to have a nice chuckle (that has been over a decade in the making) when the A’s announce Howard Terminal as their preferred site but end up building at the Coliseum site.

    Also, what the hell is a Rumble Pony? Sounds like equal parts a) archaic term for something simple and b) sex toy.

    1. Dolich has been “professionally skeptical” that the A’s will ever be able to succeed as a franchise for a long time now.

      It’s not at all a coincidence that he started holding this position after *his* bid to own the A’s was rejected in favor of Schott/Hoffman back in the 90’s. Sour grapes.

      1. Okay? No idea what this has to do with the A’s repeated site selection failures and plausible-to-likely next site selection failure.

    2. “Rumble Pony” is a term for merry-go-round horses, which apparently used to be made in Binghamton. Though the way minor-league names are going, I imagine it’s only a matter of time before some team ends up called the Magic Wands.

  2. Looks like the wrong link for “sold $200 tickets to sit outside the stadium and watch the Super Bowl on TV” — maybe you meant this one? http://www.espn.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=6037397

  3. The Edmonton Oilers sold similar no-seat tickets in 2017:
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/last-minute-sale-of-concourse-passes-upsets-oilers-ticket-holders-yet-some-fans-willing-to-pay-anyway-1.4068333

  4. “…the Golden State Warriors and other NBA teams afford money-losing arenas,…”

    While I get where you’re coming from, a “money-losing” (team-owned) arena or stadium is the equivalent of Target’s “money-losing” parking lots or McDonald’s “money-losing” bathrooms. Not everything that’s required to stay in business can be a “profit center”.

  5. Is Phoenix really going to plunk down $150 million on the Suns arena?

    “No public approval needed — at least, as far as city leaders see it.”

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2018/11/20/phoenix-really-going-spend-150-million-suns-area/2072513002/

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