Jul 25, 2012 Guest31 commented on Build a New Sonics Arena.
@45 fair enough. But, looking at the big picture, if you were to ask people today if they'd rather have the Seahawks and Mariners (and Sounders) or the millions it took above and beyond the original budget for the Kingdome, I think the answer would overwhelmingly be in favor of professional sports. Those three teams combined drew more than 3 million(!) people in 2011.
Jul 25, 2012 Guest31 commented on Build a New Sonics Arena.
@20 and @22
"We've done a bunch of these deals, all of which were were supposed to be great for the city, and we've always ended up getting screwed in the end."

What deals are you referring to? Safeco and Seahawks/Sounders stadiums have been overwhelmingly successful. The taxes to fund Safeco have already ended and unless you're visiting from out of town or going to the stadium, the taxes from the Clink wouldn't impact you at all.
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Jul 25, 2012 Guest31 commented on Build a New Sonics Arena.
@20 and @22... "We've done a bunch of deals... and we've always ended up getting screwed in the end."

Apart from the Sonics and KeyArena, which deals are you referring to? Taxes from Safeco Field have ended and the taxes to fund the Seahawks/Sounders stadium are almost entirely levied on out of town visitors.