here's my guesses > 1. Who will own the stadium?
either the metropolitan sports facilities commission or the twins. probably the twins. > 2. Who will name the stadium? some company that has the cash. used to think NWA but they have no money. best buy, general mills? > 3. Who gets the cash for all exclusive rights such as signs, beer pouring > etc? the team gets all revenue and why not. if a new park is build but the team gets the same revenue then why build it? > 4. How much is the check that actually comes out of a Marquette Bank Account > under the name of Carl Pohlad payable to Hennepin County? i suspect it will be $40million today and the rest before opening day > 5. How much money is going back to Mr. Pohland? pohlad owns the team so he gets any profit and covers any losses. He could take the new revenue, slash the payroll and recoup the money put up the get the thing built. or, which i believe will happen, they will take the revenues and reinvest most of it back into the team to ensure they are competitive for years to come. Remember, a new stadium by itself doesn't ensure the increased revenues. fannies in the seats do and a solid product on the field will go a long way to making sure that happens. the increased revenue streams a new park provides helps do that. John Harris webber-camden REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:email@example.com Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls