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    Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone View Post
    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.
    It is a beautiful park just the way it is... but unfortunately it needs some touchups. Especially this:

    The interior needs rust removal and re-coating of metal decks.
    This is what the average fan sees... average being a non-premium ticket holder. Just as dabvu2498 said:

    Around that area there were quite a few spots where you could see some rusty spots at junctions of the steel superstructure. If you were just breezing through, you wouldn't have noticed. But since we were there the better part of an hour, we noticed. The place is no where near falling apart but there are some cosmetic things that could be done to spruce it up. $5 million for sprucing up an 11 year old building of that nature sounds about right to me. Admittedly, I'm not a Hamilton County resident.
    At the end dabvu2498 said that he is not a Hamilton County resident but based on this blurb if you attend a game or shop in Hamilton County some of the money is coming from that sales tax...

    Stadium repairs are paid out of the stadium fund, which is financed with a half-cent sales tax paid by anyone who shops in Hamilton County. The fund pays for debt service, maintenance and capital projects at the stadiums, a payment to Cincinnati Public Schools in lieu of property taxes and a promised property tax rebate.
    BTW, I work in Hamilton County but live in Butler County, and purchase most of my groceries and other items in Hamilton County either on my way home (Northgate) or at lunch.
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