Posted July 26, 2010
Two great quotes from a great article on downtown stadiums:
"Without a doubt, a sports arena located in the central city provides quantifiable economic benefits that can't be matched," said Michael Ault, executive director of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.
"The ballpark was catalytic," Sanford said. "[Memphis] was a typical deteriorating urban center. It had been allowed to deteriorate for decades. Now we have more people living in downtown than Denver does - 10,000 people today compared to just 500 in 1985.
"We not only got a new ballpark, we got a new neighborhood."