Friday roundup: Jacksonville mayor says “whatever Jaguars want” on stadium renovations, that’s it, I’m done, I can’t even finish this headline

Running late on the roundup this week — I just published two new articles on the wastefulness of film tax credits and New York’s probably fruitless attempts to fight off sea level rise, plus I have another major writing deadline today — so let’s get to it:


7 comments on “Friday roundup: Jacksonville mayor says “whatever Jaguars want” on stadium renovations, that’s it, I’m done, I can’t even finish this headline

  1. One (of many) things that Howard Terminal stadium boosters overlook is the fact that the Oakland estuary is an active shipping lane for ferries, the Coast Guard, commercial shipping, and a large number of recreational boats. None of those is true of the part of McCovey Cove where kayakers, tubers, and other boaters congregate.

    • So…. are you saying there will be ‘extra’ opportunities for prop betting at the HT site?

  2. Just FYI the Minnesota Wild received a lease refinance from the City/Mayor. Something along the lines of they have 10 more years, but pay the same total amount as before.

    Seems like a good deal for them?

  3. I don’t care what you think, Tucson’s Minecraft stadium cubicle farm seating plan is fantastic.

  4. Wait, so Austin was more viable than so many other MLS expansion sites that it got to jump in line without doing any of the expansion work and it still can’t finish off that stadium agreement? 100 miles south in a larger city, they have a team with one of the most highly regarded ownership groups in sports (San Antonio Spurs), an established franchise and fanbase, plus an existing stadium that can be expanded. Yet they are essentially blocked from consideration because MLS thinks Anthony Precourt is the kind of owner worthy of special deals without proving anything. Huh.