Originally Posted by TeamBoone
For Hamilton County, not the taxpayers who will be footing the $5 million dollars. They won't see a penny of it back.
Why does the ballpark need a $5 million upgrade anyway? It's not like it's a dump. It's a beautiful park just the way it is.
If the county I lived in said we are going to spend a couple million in hopes of bringing in more than that in revenue on a pretty safe investment, I'd be cool with it.
That's all it is, an investment to bring a top-line attraction to town. And without Mr. Millionaire's stadium, that attraction isn't coming.
And sure, most renovations would have probably had to be done anyway at some point, but when the ASG is considering Cincy, one of the conditions is a tip-top stadium in 2015. So bargains are made.
Is it an ideal thing, using taxpayer money, nah. But overall it's a net win for the county, it's residents, and it's bottom line.