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Can you picture a stadium corridor? - The Galveston County Daily News : Editorials

November 21, 2014

Can you picture a stadium corridor?

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  • gecroix posted at 12:11 am on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3118

    Only in America does questioning how something will be paid for, or perhaps even expecting it to be paid for, get's one a 'naysayer' label...[beam]
    It's an excellent idea to make anything better than it is now.
    But, the game of progress costs money, and takes a bit of bumping and shoving in the bargain.
    Nobody ever won a game by being on the cheerleading squad, no matter how good their crowd motivation...
    With all due respect, of course...

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 11:31 pm on Tue, Apr 1, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1714

    Glad to see someone promoting a positive vision! Hard to tell whether it's practical or not, but it's appealing. I love it!

    My feeling is that the best way to bring both tourists and new residents to Galveston is to make it a more attractive place to be, prettier and more pleasant. This vision is a step in that direction, so good on ya, Mr. Maxwell.

    Now let's see if it's practical.

     
  • gammy posted at 10:47 pm on Tue, Apr 1, 2014.

    gammy Posts: 1

    Mr. Maxwell has come up with a great idea. The impression that visiting teams and their fans get when getting to and arriving at our historical, aging stadium is not a very good one. Of course the nay-sayers have already began their tearing down of the idea, but it certainly makes sense to me. AND, since the street leads to Mr. Fertitta's Pier, any beautification of this part of town would benefit his business as well. This idea deserves some positive attentionl

     
  • GISDCommunications posted at 2:59 pm on Tue, Apr 1, 2014.

    GISDCommunications Posts: 76

    I can tell you from a school district standpoint, this is a wonderful idea, but we have not been approached officially by anyone at the city. The district is currently committed to making some minimal repairs and complete some beautification projects to the stadium to make it more inviting to those who visit. That includes removing the barbed wire, painting rusty fences and placing new placards up in the north and south entrance.

    If these projects can add to improving the overall look of the neighborhood, that's an added bonus for everyone.
    -GISD Communications

     
  • Jeffs posted at 9:39 pm on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    Jeffs Posts: 56

    Thank you to Mr. Maxwell for caring about all aspects of the city. It is refreshing to hear new ideas that could have significant merit. If they work out, great! If the partnerships don't pan out, thank you for bring a concept to the table for fruitful discussion. Nice to see a little vision.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 1:35 pm on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2699

    I have seen tailgating parking at Hitchcock High School and Santa Fe High School. No alcohol is there nor permitted. You are thinking about Professional and college stadiums, not high school sports venues.

     
  • Tifosi posted at 1:16 pm on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    Tifosi Posts: 172

    Dear Galveston Residents: Grab your ankles, and think happy thoughts. You are about to spend several hundred million on consultants and architects before the first shovel hits the ground. And they'll all be from Harris County, of course...

     
  • gecroix posted at 12:48 pm on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3118

    What is a great idea? Yours, or the authors?
    I reread the article 3 times, twice with my glasses on, and nowhere in it does the author mention donations from private businesses, contractors and citizens.
    The suggestion made was to use city funds in partnership with school district funds.
    That's two different approaches to a similar outcome.
    I'm gonna take a guess that the taxpayers would prefer your idea, at least until the city's honey-do list gets caught up.
    Maybe not...

     
  • Lovethisplace posted at 11:43 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    Lovethisplace Posts: 25

    Tailgating? Doesn't that usually involve alcohol? This is a High School football stadium. That is asking for trouble policing and enforcing rules. They don't even sell alcoholic beverages at high school events, so why would you provide a space for consumption and hanging around? These are children, minors . . .?

     
  • Matt Coulson posted at 9:57 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    Matt Coulson Posts: 129

    Great idea, and at this giddy, idea stage creative ideas come fast. The opposing view will talk about spending, the neighborhood, and many other objections. How about having a civic minded architect or urban planner donate a plan that others can look at and get excited? How about getting a commitment from some local bussinesses to donate to the cause? Local contractors could commit to concrete, paint and whatever else is needed. When people commit with their money and energy they become invested in an idea. Plans can be done incrementally to spread the costs out to fit yearly budgets. The end result would be civic pride and some needed unity. The message to the neighborhood could be that we want them to be part of a better future. Hell, we could help fix houses up instead of tearing them down.

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:36 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3118

    Of course, this would be after the city tax revenues are used to insure that streets are all fixed, sewers all draining, faucets all flowing, lights all lighting...
    Then go for it.
    Is there any way it could possibly be a bad idea to use general tax revenues to fund improvements for a school district's sports facilities.

     
  • Rockstrongo posted at 8:23 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    Rockstrongo Posts: 160

    Can you picture a huge hole Galveston throws money into??!!

     
  • smfennew posted at 7:00 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    smfennew Posts: 138

    Much of the "divide by 6" mentality was derived from the total lack of spending where full-time residents lived. It was a way to insure that SOME money was spent in our neighborhoods.