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Re: “North Carolina FC and John Kane Want to Put a Big Ol' Soccer Stadium in Downtown Raleigh

@ Hunter23 "A combination of investors and loans" is not specific, and nowhere in the article is the phrase "private investors" used. Almost all city stadiums subsidize their cost through state/city taxes, even when there are private investors involved. Letting the area south of Mordecai languish with bombed-out property is obviously not the answer, but neither is razing entire blocks to build a massive stadium in the middle of residential neighborhoods. Why not retro-fit for local businesses, or create public space that doesn't require a high ticket price for attendance? I understand a city wanting to revitalize itself, so to speak, but callously displacing a working population that has been making Raleigh an actual city long before transplants to downtown decided it was "cool" to hang out around there is cold cold cold. Want to build a soccer stadium in Raleigh? Fine. Just put it somewhere that isn't going to make downtown residents lives' a congested mess, and find a way to do it that won't divert funds from more pressing issues. You think people in suburban north Raleigh would be cool with a mega stadium right in the middle of their neighborhood? I'm sure they'd love the noise and public intoxication around their kids.

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Posted by RJO_III on 07/20/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “North Carolina FC and John Kane Want to Put a Big Ol' Soccer Stadium in Downtown Raleigh

This will turn the Mordecai neighborhood & surrounding neighborhoods (one of the only places in downtown Raleigh with any character or calm) into a raving hell-hole full of drunks, strip mall style shopping and horrendous traffic. It will further congest traffic coming from north Raleigh down Capital into the city. Something like 86% of Americans don't follow the sport. Where's the $ to build that hideous altar to bloated capitalism & consumerism coming from? People's taxes? The same people who have to attend under-funded public schools and wont be able to afford the outrageously expensive and overpriced tickets? This is some classic yuppie bullshit.

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Posted by RJO_III on 07/20/2017 at 10:19 AM

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