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    Goodyear council just approved deal

    They just got 4th vote they needed. Still going on.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Final vote was unanimous
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Unfortunate, if you ask me...
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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Sounds like the Reds are probably headed to Arizona starting in 2010.

    Goodyear City Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding, the big step in the bringing the Reds to Goodyear.

    The vote was 6-0. Joanne Osborne, the council woman who said she was opposed a few weeks ago, was swayed in the last couple of weeks.

    The city has stepped forward to fund the $33 million project.

    John Allen was at the meeting he passed out Reds hats to the council members after the vote.

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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Extremely good news for me. I'll get to see the Reds play in my In-Laws' back yard.

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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Extremely good news for me. I'll get to see the Reds play in my In-Laws' back yard.

    I'm thrilled as well, living in Vegas, this is a quick jaunt there and I can spend most of March living it up @ ST!!!!!

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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Good news for me too. It's just a day's drive from where I live.
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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    John Allen's reign of terror is now officially permanently a thing of the past.
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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Well, it looks like next year's ST will be the last for me. I feel more sorry for the fans who have followed the Reds in FL for decades. When I stayed at the Holiday Inn this year - a couple two doors down - were making their IIRC 10th trip and where going to the games with a couple making their 25th trip. Sad...

    But on the bright side - I'll be saving over $2,000 in 2010!!!
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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    Well, it looks like next year's ST will be the last for me. I feel more sorry for the fans who have followed the Reds in FL for decades. When I stayed at the Holiday Inn this year - a couple two doors down - were making their IIRC 10th trip and where going to the games with a couple making their 25th trip. Sad...

    But on the bright side - I'll be saving over $2,000 in 2010!!!
    For 2 grand you buy airline tickets(unless of course you're taking 4 or 5 people), hotel and food and still watch them play. And, if you drove to Florida, just think, you'll be able to watch 2 more ball games in time you'd normally be driving back and forthp; not to mention you'll miss all the insane spring break traffic on the KY, TN, GA and FL interstates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triples View Post
    not to mention you'll miss all the insane spring break traffic on the KY, TN, GA and FL interstates.
    I find it impossible to believe such a thing exists. I know a good number of people who've driven through GA and FL at that time of year and never heard a peep about anything like it. In fact, what I've been told is it's pretty smooth sailing except around larger metro areas at rush hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I find it impossible to believe such a thing exists. I know a good number of people who've driven through GA and FL at that time of year and never heard a peep about anything like it. In fact, what I've been told is it's pretty smooth sailing except around larger metro areas at rush hour.
    I've seen it first hand on I-95 in South Carolina and Georgia. Going and coming. And not at peak driving hours, either.
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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    I'm loving it. Taking a $149 RT dollar special on America West to Phoenix then renting a compact for 99 bucks and heading to Tucson. The Reds won't miss out on fans to watch - Arizona has thousands of Ohio ex-patriates. I lived in Yuma and Phoenix for four years and love the state so this is right up my alley. I do feel for the fans that drive to Florida but with the price of gas nowadays that may be more and more a burden on alot of fans, and airfares aren't much more expensive than driving. The fans I really feel bad for are the ones who have actually moved to Florida for retirement with Reds ST one of their criteria in choosing Florida. But now I know where my sunny retirement years are going to be!

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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Both sites are nearly equidistant from me, so I'm ambivalent about the location.

    What I am excited about is the financial aspect of the deal. The Reds are getting a much nicer facility to prepare the major and minor league teams for their seasons and the organization will save millions on the rights to use it. That leaves the team with more money to spend on players and things in Cincinnati that will improve the fan experience. We need to remember this day in two years time when we're happy that the team's pockets seem so much deeper, because this deal will have contributed to that effect.
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    Re: Goodyear council just approved deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Both sites are nearly equidistant from me, so I'm ambivalent about the location.

    What I am excited about is the financial aspect of the deal. The Reds are getting a much nicer facility to prepare the major and minor league teams for their seasons and the organization will save millions on the rights to use it. That leaves the team with more money to spend on players and things in Cincinnati that will improve the fan experience. We need to remember this day in two years time when we're happy that the team's pockets seem so much deeper, because this deal will have contributed to that effect.
    Assuming Goodyear doesn't come back and start demanding to rework the deal in 5-10 years if expected growth doesn't materialize. There was a link posted in another thread in which the article gave me the impression that Goodyear's ability to pay for this may be based on an assumed growth rate that would transform Goodyear from the size of Middletown to the size of Cincinnati in about 20 years. That's a huge assumption even with today's growth rate in AZ. If I were the Reds, I would make sure that Goodyear can pay for what they're promising with current revenues rather than revenues expected from that projected future growth. Either that, or they better make sure they have a good escape clause.
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