Call me crazy, but I doubt an MLS stadium would be built in Juarez for an El Paso team. I guess I'm not understanding your argument
Well, don't get all wound up over nothing. I'm sure if the franchises are that much of a success the city and mountain star will come to some arrangementMy argument is, that MountainStar shouldn't come asking for tax breaks and what not for a Locomotive stadium. They obviously have money for their other team to be in LigaMX, so they can pay for their own stadium here. El Paso already helped with them the baseball stadium. I don't care what they build in Juarez or how they do it.
No I think MountainStar helped El Paso build a baseball stadium, which El Paso owns.My argument is, that MountainStar shouldn't come asking for tax breaks and what not for a Locomotive stadium. They obviously have money for their other team to be in LigaMX, so they can pay for their own stadium here. El Paso already helped with them the baseball stadium. I don't care what they build in Juarez or how they do it.
Where would our downtown be right now without Foster and Mountain Star? And why should they not be asking for tax breaks? That is standard protocol and incentive for companies to spend.
https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/03/06/southwest-university-park-subsidies-to-end-in-2021/I haven’t seen anything that states the ballpark is actually making money for the city. If it’s losing money, how much better off is the city and downtown off then?
The city doesn’t have to give them any more tax breaks. What are they going to do? Re-locate the Locomotive to Las Cruces?
I’ve been saying the same thing. A good quality USL stadium with a capacity of 8-10k can easily be built for 5-10 million. That’s doable for Mountain Star. They just paid over 30 million for the Lobos.
The land where the stadium would be built is a whole different deal.
If you're not willing to admit that the stadium and land will be worth something in the year 2043, then there is no reason why to debate this subject. You can put blinders on all you want, but avoiding a fact isn't going to make your side of the story right.
Look at it this way, both the city and mountain star have benefited from each other. It would be a dumb business decision by the city not to pursuit a venture that would generate it income just because someone else might benefit, also.
Unless you're a resident of El Paso, that lives in a hotel locally, you don't have to worry about your tax money going to the stadium. I honestly don't get your way of thinking. If it benefits the city and the community and past results show it to be successful, why would you not want to proceed with a project like the ball park?Correct and a soccer stadium doesn’t have to built downtown. There’s a lot of places they could do it. Taxpayers just shouldn’t be footing the bill for 20 games a year, when they already are for the Chihuahuas.
Land values go up. A friend of mine bought 10 acres of land in Manor in the late 80’s for 100k. Manor is a small farm town east of Austin. Who would have known that those 10 acres would sell for over 1.5 million in 2019.Avoiding what fact? You can see land prices 24 years from now? You can project it to be worth more, but you dont know what is going to happen in the next 24 years.
I’m not going to continue this any longer. It’s equally as dumb to give tax money to owners that don’t need it, for another similar stadium, that will take away events from the other stadium. We can have two sport specific stadiums that are empty more than half a year.
I think this will not happen but if it does Juarez is set to win big.