Saturday, September 3, 2005
Here we go again. Dave King comes to town with his "build what I want or I'll take my traveling Triple Crown and leave town and you'll lose the money that I bring."
I have two questions for Mr. King: how much money is he making off of Triple Crown in Steamboat and how much money is he proposing to contribute to the infrastructure that he claims that he needs (24 to 26 new baseball fields with grass infields)? My guess is a lot of money that he makes and that he does not propose to contribute any money or next to anything to the building of his "pie in the sky" infrastructure.
The article in the Aug. 19, 2005 Steamboat Today made no mention of the money that it would cost to build 24 to 26 first-class ball fields; however, it would have to be a substantial amount. Just where is this money to come from? How about this for an idea -- the Chamber foots the bill along with Mr. King. After all it is they who financially benefit from Triple Crown.
I suggest that those who live within the city limits vote on this issue if it gets that far with our City Council. In addition to the large cost that would be involved in the building of Mr. King's infrastructure there is the issue of the congestion that Triple Crown brings to this community.
Perhaps there are many others like myself who would like to see Triple Crown go elsewhere for a number of reasons and return this town to some semblance of normality in the summer months.
Surely the Chamber can come up with a replacement that is not so intrusive to those of us who choose to live here.
William S. Schurman