Strike Three

Although the deal isn’t officially dead yet, all indications are that there won’t be any baseball downtown anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Metro Council voted against extending a deadline that would have given the Sounds and Struever Brothers Eccles and Rouse more time to work out a deal for the proposed riverfront baseball stadium. That decision left the two groups with only until April 15th to get something worked out. And yesterday, Metro’s legal counsel officially informed the Sounds that they were in default.

I’ve heard differing opinions voiced around town, but the majority of people seem to think that the Sounds blew this one. I for one am a huge proponent of a downtown stadium, and I’m disappointed that I won’t be enjoying baseball downtown in the next couple years. I think it’s a huge setback for the city, and I hope that either another development partner or another ballclub can be found to get this deal back on track.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jon (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 11:25 am

    I’m personally not crying about it. I’d much rather see a multi-purpose amphitheater or something else that more people can appreciate than just sports fans.

    (Not to say that I *opposed* the sports fans getting the spot, just saying I’m not sad that they blew it)

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