I’ve been busy this morning working on further research into Jeffrey Loria’s Miami Marlins windfall for an article set to run at Vice Sports on Monday, so rather than let the day slip away entirely, let’s do another round of news briefs:
- The Las Vegas Raiders plan to have most of their fans park three miles away from their new stadium on the UNLV campus, and then take shuttle buses to the game, I guess? I am getting more and more concerned about how much those as-yet-unknown highway infrastructure costs are going to come to.
- St. Paul wasn’t able to get hold of $1.5 million in state grant money to prep the site of its new Minnesota United stadium. so instead it’s going to use incremental tax revenue generated by two other development projects in the city. Which are nowhere near the stadium site, and so won’t actually receive any new incremental revenue as a result of the stadium being built. Uh, guys, I think we are straining the definition of the word “incremental” here.
- “Three years after Charlotte City Council agreed to spend nearly $28 million on improvements to the Spectrum Center, the Charlotte Hornets and the city are scheduled to start haggling in 2019 over a second round of renovations, which would like cost many more millions.” This thanks to a state-of-the-art clause in the Hornets’ lease that says the city has to provide any amenities that at least 50% of other NBA teams have.
- And speaking of state-of-the-art clauses, a reader writes, “Does the Cincinnati Bengals upgrade clause include this?” And that’s all for today, have a great weekend!