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Tepper says "no way in hell" he'll build a dome


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21 minutes ago, CPF4LIFE said:

I dont get the backlash at his statements. He basically said the only way a stadium goes up if the community wants it. That's different from everyone's thinking that he wanted a new stadium now a while ago. Far as who pays... has there ever been a situations where the bill wasnt put on taxpayers or some of it? Cuz i dont know. 

Stadium funding has been talked about for years though. Outrage isn't anything new. As for examples of privately funded stadiums it is obviously less common but it has happened. See below.

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/california-leads-the-way-in-building-new-stadiums-and-arenas-by-not-using-taxpayer-money/

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10 minutes ago, panfanman said:

". . .after COVID. . ." ?  What were the implications of COVID that made a difference in anything?

Maybe being in an enclosed space with no fresh air coming through? *shrugs*

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31 minutes ago, panfanman said:

". . .after COVID. . ." ?  What were the implications of COVID that made a difference in anything?

well, you never know what the future holds.   There will be outbreaks/viruses and health concerns in the future. 

outdoors > indoors certainly has it's advantages in that regards even if you didn't see it come into play this past season specifically at BOA. 

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2 hours ago, LinvilleGorge said:

It'll be a retractable roof an the tax payers will have to foot most of the bill.

A retractable roof is the best of both worlds and gives a stadium a lot more versatility to host other types of events. Why pay for it yourself when you can extort money from the city?

Retractable roof sucks for fans who want to see the game played in the elements like it should be because it'll be closed 100% of the time that it's raining, snowing, etc.

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Didn't the city of Charlotte contribute several million dollars for upgrades that were just completed a year ago? I doubt they thought the stadium was falling down anytime soon. I do not see an appetite in the near future for a new stadium.

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17 minutes ago, ladypanther said:

Didn't the city of Charlotte contribute several million dollars for upgrades that were just completed a year ago? I doubt they thought the stadium was falling down anytime soon. I do not see an appetite in the near future for a new stadium.

It's not about what the city wants, it's about what the billionaire wants. If he wants a new stadium he'll have no qualms about threatening to leave without a new one until the tax payer coughs the money over for the new digs.

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