1. Standard membermenace71
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    15 Apr '08 00:52
    I was originally from Sacramento California but I now live just south of Seattle. I think it is a shame but most people here seem not to really care about the Sonics leaving. I think it may be a matter of people not wanting to fund a new arena. I can't really blame people either. The new stadiums here in Seattle went up against the peoples will. There where rumors that the Maloofs wanted to move the Kings everyone who cared in Sacramento was up in arms don't see that with the Sonics.


    Manny
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    15 Apr '08 01:08
    Originally posted by menace71
    I was originally from Sacramento California but I now live just south of Seattle. I think it is a shame but most people here seem not to really care about the Sonics leaving. I think it may be a matter of people not wanting to fund a new arena. I can't really blame people either. The new stadiums here in Seattle went up against the peoples will. There whe ...[text shortened]... everyone who cared in Sacramento was up in arms don't see that with the Sonics.


    Manny
    I heard about this today and it's kinda sad but I don't really care. I mean the Supersonics haven't even been FANTASTIC so I can see why people don't want to fund a new stadium. I mean look what happened to Vancouver when the decided to relocate, they still suck but I feel they might actually have a good team in the next couple years if they draft right.
  3. Standard memberslimjim
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    16 Apr '08 02:26
    Originally posted by JohnLennonForever
    I heard about this today and it's kinda sad but I don't really care. I mean the Supersonics haven't even been FANTASTIC so I can see why people don't want to fund a new stadium. I mean look what happened to Vancouver when the decided to relocate, they still suck but I feel they might actually have a good team in the next couple years if they draft right.
    Why should taxpayers pay for the new stadiums. Let the rich owners pay for it.
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    16 Apr '08 04:43
    im in the area and dont care.. out of the hawks, mariners, and sonics.. the sonics were the only 1 to win a championship, yet everyone like the oth 2 way better.. pricey stadium.. it only helps the call that they dont win anymore, although that will change..
  5. Standard membermenace71
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    17 Apr '08 04:43
    Originally posted by slimjim
    Why should taxpayers pay for the new stadiums. Let the rich owners pay for it.
    No argument from me 🙂 Get taxed so much as it is. King county is bad LOL

    Manny
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    17 Apr '08 11:08
    Originally posted by menace71
    No argument from me 🙂 Get taxed so much as it is. King county is bad LOL

    Manny
    It's very similar to Indianapolis. A lot of people here feel that the RCA Dome is a great stadium. Me, I think it's a perfectly nice place to play. RCA hasn't even been completely paid for yet as it's barely 20 years old. But, people can't watch the game when ordering a hot dog so they have to build a new one. Plus, the city needs the land the dome is on to expand the convention center.

    What makes this bad is that the property taxes in Marion County (Indianapolis) jumped a lot, when most of the fans that can afford tickets live in surrounding counties and aren't affected much by the taxes. Plus, it's the third stadium built in the city in the last 15 years (Victory Field is a great place to watch baseball--AAA Indians, and Conseco Fieldhouse is a super-fancy bad place to watch anything.)

    One main difference to the Sonics, though, is that the Colts were winning for quite a while when they asked and threatened to leave town. If they were losing, I'm sure there would be not as much support for them as at the time the Pacers were pretty good and all support went in that direction.

    np
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    18 Apr '08 20:331 edit
    Maybe the Colts should pack their bags and leave in the middle of the night, if they don't get the right stadium deal. (oh, yeah they already did that!)
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    19 Apr '08 00:452 edits
    Surely, someone out there must care about the Sonics leaving....................someone? Anyone?

    Actually its kind of depressing. :'(
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