ForsbergTheGreat Posted January 13, 2016 Share Posted January 13, 2016 40 minutes ago, gurn said: They run the flames as a for profit business, let private industry pay for it, either that or let the city reap the "net" profit until the original outlay is recouped, plus interest. Then fine by me. You just don’t understand, there is direct and indirect benefits. You’re too caught up in hating the rich mentality. Do flames get any of the profit from bars when they fill up the place on game day? Do flames get any profit from hotels of touring fans. Do flames get any profit from the restaurants fans go to before puck drop. Let’s not forget the job creation needed to build a project like this. Come playoffs, the city transforms under the flames. It’s not even just profit from local business’ it’s quality of life. A sports franchise like the flames bring so much to this city, think about what this team brings to the people, the joy, the talk, the pride, the entertainment. Is there a profit value you can place on those intangible variables? Even if you could, flames don’t reap those benefits. Now that sports franchise is in need of a new arena and the city and the people that get so much out of that team, want to turn their back on it. It’s not like they are asking for 100% of the funds to be coming from taxpayer, It’s a portion. It’s also not like they just built a new arena and now want a shinier one. It’s a need that is going to have to happen, whether it’s now, tomorrow or 5-10 years from now. The other option is Ownership could just pack up and move to another city, Quebec just built new rink in hopes get a NHL franchise. How would Calgary look without the Flames. http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/a-look-at-canadian-stadiums-built-with-public-funds Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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