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Friday, May 29, 2009

Rampage to get publicly-funded practice rink

Boy, just think of how nice it would be for the Aeros to turn one of those parking lots around Toyota Center into their very own practice rink and ice skating facility.

Well, it looks like the Rampage are going to get just that, a publicly-funded new rink right next to the AT&T Center in East San Antonio.

Check out this article from the San Antonio Express news.

A quote from the article:

Spurs (NBA team that owns the Rampage) Vice President Leo Gomez said his group would like to operate it but share the proposed 550 bleacher-seat facility with local youth and adult ice hockey leagues. Gomez also said the team would make it available for skating special events.

If you read all the way to the end, there are a few comments from local readers.
Interesting to say the least.


Anonymous said...

Oh boy, reading the comments hit home. MY money as tax payer for everything and then have to PAY big bucks for tickets!

John Royal said...

I got to agree with the commenters. If the Spurs want this for the Rampage, then they can build the damn thing themselves. Stop soaking the taxpayers for everything.

Ms. Conduct said...

I'm always a fan of more ice, but you're right. That's bogus.

I don't understand how this works but it said this is money left over from a bond? What normally happens in instances like that where, presumably, the original project the bond was for came in under budget? Is that what happened or am I drawing too many conclusions?

Forecheck said...

Amen! No more welfare for billionares!!!!

(That includes Le$ Alexander)

Forecheck said...

But who will the Rampage's NHL affiliate next season? A publicly funded team in Arizona or elsewhere?