Saturday, April 23, 2011
Stadium Status, by "Internet Celebrities"
Now that it appears that Mayor Kevin Johnson and Sacramento have earned a one-year reprieve from the NBA to put together a new arena deal, the public discussion in Sacramento will shift to the negotiations over the details of the arena plan, particularly the funding mechanism. As citizens of the greater Sacramento area, we need to understand this process and make sure that our public input is maximized. Pro sports stadiums and arenas are very expensive and thus the risks are great. This humorous video pokes fun at the process of building two new baseball stadiums in New York but raises some very serious issues that Sacramentans need to consider in the months ahead.