This reality cannot be brushed off as some unimportant cost. This is a selfish point of view for those who see the stadium as a pancea to our current financial woes. This is an issue for anyone since you will be giving up your quiet neighborhood for nothing. Look at all of the research and you will see that NO STADIUM HAS EVER PRODUCED A NET ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR THE CITY THAT HOSTS IT. This is a wealth transfer program from the community into the players and Lew Wolf's (A's owner) wallet. Even the A's admit in the last proposal that it would cost the city $1,000,000 per year (total income - total expenses). Bear in mind that this is the fox's interpretation of the cost to guard the hen house. You know that it is far from the actual costs
Check Mr. Dutra's background for conflicts of interest. He and his extended family/business connections have the potential to gain from this deal. I could be off base, but if relevant, I would expect a realtor to provide this forum with a disclosure about any conflicts of interest before a potentially conflicted answer is given.
Hmmm, horrendous traffic, no net economic benefits to residents, crime, litter, noise, drained police. That sure sounds like a great deal to me. Is this really going to be good for home prices close to the stadium, you make up your own mind. For more information on this issue, please go to fremontcitizensnetwork.com
Web Reference: http://www.fremontcitizensnetwork.org
Taxes revenues are great, but not if you have to expend city services at a net loss. If only the stadium gets built and not a supporting retail element that makes the location a draw during the off-season the value proposition of the stadium is diluted.
Traffic could be mitigated by the stadium's new proposed location off 680 if a Warm Springs BART station is built; otherwise, Automall Parkway is going to be VERY NASTY during game time.
This is a pretty good site for background on the proposal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_Field
Is the new A's ballpark good for home prices? Hmm, better grab a hotdog and a beer; this discussion is going extra innings!
A stadium would be great for local businesses and bad for local traffic â€“ anything good for business eventually trickles down to housing to solidify the housing base. As for traffic, communities around the Bay Area put up with it on a regular basis whenever a game is in their part of town â€“ itâ€™s something you learn to deal with. Thatâ€™s my 50 cents worth!