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Old 03-31-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Well, it looks like it may be do or die for the aging coliseum. They are supposed to be getting more bids on the project, and the city council may be holding an emergency meeting to see if the costs are feasible. It would be nice to see some revilization on this, as well as the old courthouse. Do you think its cost efficient to revitalize the coliseum?


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Old 03-31-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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That building is starting to look really bad. It would never have gotten so bad if the city would not have stopped maintaining it a long time ago. And where did the ticket booths go?
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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They really just need to tear the thing down. There really is no practical purpose for it. They can use that huge chunk of land to help with the revitalization effort for downtown. I believe it could be prime real estate if the city leaders every really want to finally do anything positive in this city. CC is getting sad. Even SPID is starting to rapidly accumulate in vacant retail space.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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Don't hold your breath, sizzler. They've been "on the brink" of making a decision for years now. I don't care what they do with it, as long as they do something with it. But I would not be surprised if it's sitting there in its dilapidated condition five years from now.

If I were in charge, I would gut it, refurbish the quonset hut roof and have a big, covered open-air pavilion. It could be used in conjunction with the Velocity Games (or whatever they call them now), the powerboat races, the big boat show and anything else going on at the bayfront. It could also be used for arts and crafts fairs, farmer's markets, etc. When it wasn't being used at an event kids could ride bikes and skate in it. There's always a need for shade down there.

But, I'm not in charge, so I don't see that ever happening.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I've heard the IceRays have asked for the building to be transferred to them...IMO, that would be an excellent decision by the city...let the IceRays deal with it; plus, if they OWN a building, there's less of a chance that the franchise will leave town for greener pastures.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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I've heard the IceRays have asked for the building to be transferred to them...IMO, that would be an excellent decision by the city...let the IceRays deal with it; plus, if they OWN a building, there's less of a chance that the franchise will leave town for greener pastures.
There are lots of good uses for it--the IceRays, the Olympic swimming complex, the Bass Pro Shop--any of those would probably work. But the city "leaders" won't lead and make a decision so it just sits and rots. It's ridiculous.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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There are lots of good uses for it--the IceRays, the Olympic swimming complex, the Bass Pro Shop--any of those would probably work. But the city "leaders" won't lead and make a decision so it just sits and rots. It's ridiculous.
That's the problem...the city leaders.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Update-it's now gone and already forgotten. Good riddance to that eyesore. Now let's knock down the ugly old courthouse and we'll have a nicer city.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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And thanks to the city leaders for getting this right. That building was a complete disgrace and the now vacant land will make a beautiful something else, whether a park or retail area or whatever.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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So they finally tore it down? About damn time.
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