Skip to comments.(Houston steps closer to new Dynamo stadium) City signs letter of intent for soccer stadium land
Posted on 01/10/2008 1:34:32 PM PST by weegee
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A billion dollars later...
"It's not going to be done the way it was done with other stadiums, where the taxpayers picked up the tab," White said. "We're not going to do some special deal of giving a lot of money that could go to police or fire to a sports owner."
Minute Maid Park, Reliant Stadium and Toyota Center, all recently built sports venues in Houston, were financed for the most part with public monies.
I had no idea the MLS had gotten so popular that someone would actually build a stadium for one of their teams.
Oh come on. There are several large football stadiums that in the Houston area that could be used for soccer.
The tax payer should not have to build a stadium for the MLS, NFL, MLB or NBA.
Each is a ripoff of the tax payer and a massive welfare payment to billionaire sports team owners.
When did we get the Dynamo?
Wow, the Mexicans will be able to boo our National Anthem in Houston.
You have no idea. It’s the government’s (local or state, depending on the specific situation) way to look multi-cultural and international.
In Utah, 75% of people in Salt Lake County did NOT want public funds used to build a soccer stadium. The governor and state legislature didn’t appreciate that, since they’d pretty much promised Real SL that they’d do it. So, they decided they knew better than we did, and redirected all Salt Lake County’s hotel and tourism revenue into a fund for the stadium. Then they tried to convince us that we weren’t paying for it.
Thankfully. Out of town Brown loved spending taxpayer money on stadiums.
Does Joel Osteen & Lakewood church have to pay the taxpayers back for the Compaq center?
The Houston Sports Authority has to keep building stadiums to justify their unelection offices and catered skyboxes.
Soccer is for Eurofags. When did they take over our city?
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. They all work for Mayor Bob’s pals.
Ken Lay was partnered with them and the Chronicle to get the slim majority vote needed to approve the stadiums.
And people were shocked to learn that the Chronicle “missed” the Enron story. Protected partnership.
Depends on the size of the latino population.
It’s like Car Rental Taxes...
The excuse it that “people who don’t live here” pay those taxes, but in reality, 60% of all car rentals are LOCAL, in Non-Florida cities...
Our car rental and hotel costs have gone to the other stadiums that they now admit WE paid for.
This should make the 50 MLS fans in Houston quite happy.
We had Hurricane Allison flood Houston with a couple of nights of rainfall. Every car in the city was rented for weeks by those who suffered damage from storm.
No waiver for the high tax either.
We got them from another city. I don’t know when/where.
Obviously they’ve BEEN playing someplace else.
The Dynamo moved to Houston 2 years ago and they’ve won the MLS title for 2 years straight, making them the most successful pro team in Houston’s history. The games are a blast, but they had to play in Robertson Stadium at UofHouston. The statium they’re building is a modest one, seating about 22,000, but it’ll get a lot of revenue from concerts, etc.
The concert industry is dead. And between the Woodlands, Verizon, and Toyota Center, there are more than enough venues for Clear Channel to host their concerts at.