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    GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million


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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    So it's $6 million for Great American and $21.8 million for Paul Brown Stadium, a place that gets 1/10th the use.

    Nice that some things never change.
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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    So it's $6 million for Great American and $21.8 million for Paul Brown Stadium, a place that gets 1/10th the use.

    Nice that some things never change.
    Quitting being a Bengals fans is starting to look better and better each day.

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Quitting being a Bengals fans is starting to look better and better each day.
    Bad timing on your part. This team looks really really good.

    And PBS is in need of new video boards big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    Bad timing on your part. This team looks really really good.

    And PBS is in need of new video boards big time.
    I quit in the midst of their good run. How anyone can root for a team owned by Mikey is beyond me. But that's for a different discussion.

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Quitting being a Bengals fans is starting to look better and better each day.
    It was the best decision I ever made, that's for sure.
    That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Is that 5 million meant for an upgrade at shortstop?
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    A lot of this could depend on how it plays in the public. I think the Reds have done an absolutely fantastic job changing the ball park. They put in a state of the art HD video screen without asking for a dime from the taxpayer. They have made the park much more fan friendly during the Castellini's tenure.

    The main question I want to know about the $5M in improvements, is how much money the All-Star week will bring to the area.

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    A lot of this could depend on how it plays in the public. I think the Reds have done an absolutely fantastic job changing the ball park. They put in a state of the art HD video screen without asking for a dime from the taxpayer. They have made the park much more fan friendly during the Castellini's tenure.

    The main question I want to know about the $5M in improvements, is how much money the All-Star week will bring to the area.
    Not surprising that the Enquirer left that little bit of info out of their article. An article earlier this year estimated the economic impact to be about $80M.

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    That's $2 million LESS than Jonathan Broxton makes all season.

    Sounds like a bargain for Hamilton County if you ask me.

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    The exterior needs concrete repair, painting and waterproofing. The interior needs rust removal and re-coating of metal decks. Also needed: updates to the public address, heating and air conditioning, security and fire prevention systems. The club house, press box and Diamond Club need waterproofing; the press box and other areas need new carpets and the kitchen needs new floors, according to the memo.
    Is it me, or does this make Great American sound like a dump? I've been there plenty of times this season, it's fine! This just seems like an excuse to waste tax payer money. I want to follow this money and see where it eventually ends up.
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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    Is it me, or does this make Great American sound like a dump? I've been there plenty of times this season, it's fine! This just seems like an excuse to waste tax payer money. I want to follow this money and see where it eventually ends up.
    Sounds to me like this money is intended to keep it from becoming a dump instead of fixing it once it actually becomes a dump (which would be much more expensive).

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    Is it me, or does this make Great American sound like a dump? I've been there plenty of times this season, it's fine! This just seems like an excuse to waste tax payer money. I want to follow this money and see where it eventually ends up.
    I wouldn't say dump, but there are some smaller things that I notice at the game I went to earlier this summer...I mean c'mon, the smokestacks are almost pink the paint is so sun faded....overall a fantastic ballpark, just needs some touch ups.

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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    Is it me, or does this make Great American sound like a dump? I've been there plenty of times this season, it's fine! This just seems like an excuse to waste tax payer money. I want to follow this money and see where it eventually ends up.
    I think the GAB is ok.. but I don't see that stuff they mentioned (carpet, etc)
    However, it was well publicized that John Allen did extensive "value engineering" on parts of the ballpark to reduce the amount of money the Reds had to pay. Looks like some of that stuff is wearing out and needs to be replaced.. Allen/Lindner.. the curse that keeps on giving..
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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I think the GAB is ok.. but I don't see that stuff they mentioned (carpet, etc)
    However, it was well publicized that John Allen did extensive "value engineering" on parts of the ballpark to reduce the amount of money the Reds had to pay. Looks like some of that stuff is wearing out and needs to be replaced.. Allen/Lindner.. the curse that keeps on giving..
    The stadium is 11 years old. It's not like the stadium is falling apart.
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