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Old 09-26-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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The Alamodome has been a disaster since day one. Ol' Henry C just wanted something to be remembered by, when he used San Antonio as a stepping stone to further his career. Gee, thanks Henry. Soccer?...naaa. We all know how soccer fans are....just what we need.....more drunken violence in this town. It would make a nice casino though...lol.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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.....Henry..........is that you?
No, it's um Mayor Phil Hamburger..ooor uh whatever his name is! Ok.....Uh, you got me. Henry here.

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Old 09-26-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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We all know how soccer fans are....just what we need.....more drunken violence in this town.
They can't get drunk if you don't sell them alcohol, it's just that easy.
But when people are trying to find an excuse to not do something... they'll find it somewhere.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:50 PM
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They can't get drunk if you don't sell them alcohol, it's just that easy.
And "they" won't go if you don't sell them alcohol. A dry sporting event? This is not some Amish village, in case you haven't noticed.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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And "they" won't go if you don't sell them alcohol. A dry sporting event? This is not some Amish village, in case you haven't noticed.

LOL....couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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I'm down with the MLS idea, but that's just because I've gotten into playing soccer and now find it interesting. As it stands right now there is absolutely no reason I will ever venture to the Alamodome, especially if I have to travel through 1/2 mile guano gauntlet.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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But if San Antonio ever wants to enjoy the benefits of major league sports a new building will have to be built by someone. Whether its an intrepid owner out there or the taxpayers it matters not to me.
It is going to matter if it is the taxpayers unless they somehow get snookered into it by this SA2020 marketing blitz by Castro. Very reminiscent of Henry C's Target '90 which in part led to the construction of the Alamodome.

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And if San Antonio ever wants to be considered a major city or a "great" city as some propose, major league franchises are required as mandatory big city amenities. Someone name me one "great" city that does not have either NFL football or MLB or both there.
Horse before the cart.

Those major or 'great' cities also have core industry and commerce to support the amenities you are thinking of. We do not.

What you propose is part of the ghetto mentality that keeps our city behind, the idea that having nice flashy bling is more important than having necessities.
The idea that we have to be a big city with big city things only leads to a boon for construction companies and concession stands.

A major sports franchise is nothing but bling and without the corporations that other cities have to support theirs. We are going to do nothing but add more low skilled jobs to our city which it does not need at this moment and then expect the taxpayers to foot the bill if we want another dome.

I hope the citizens are not snookered again into building any more domes. Some of us have accepted our status as a mid-size city. We can be great and are in our own way, not where we are always hoping to compete with other cities, or wish we were more like them, we are not. We won't be great either by building things to attract people who do not live here. We will only become a greater city by improving our city so that it is nicer to live in for us, the citizens, and not just for those involved in the tourist industry.

We need to focus more on controlling urban sprawl, alternative forms of transportation, more educational opportunities (not to compete with Austin but to form an educational mecca with them), attracting training for skills, industries to go along with that, and more major corporations.

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Old 09-26-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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And "they" won't go if you don't sell them alcohol. A dry sporting event? This is not some Amish village, in case you haven't noticed.
I guess there's a lot of Amish people going to high school games (all sports) because I've never seen a high school concession stand selling beer.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:13 PM
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I guess there's a lot of Amish people going to high school games (all sports) because I've never seen a high school concession stand selling beer.
Yes, because high school games are huge profit generators for the city, the players, and the school districts. And, have you never heard of a flask?

spple meet orange.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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No one needs a Dome. We're not talking about livers here. But if San Antonio ever wants to enjoy the benefits of major league sports a new building will have to be built by someone. Whether its an intrepid owner out there or the taxpayers it matters not to me.

And if San Antonio ever wants to be considered a major city or a "great" city as some propose, major league franchises are required as mandatory big city amenities. Someone name me one "great" city that does not have either NFL football or MLB or both there.
Austin, TX? Austin has more amenities than San Antonio it seems, yet they don't have any major sports teams.
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