Normal wants a study for between $40,000 and $60,000 to see if a sports complex makes sense.
By: Diane Benjamin
The local soccer people held a press conference in August 2013 to demand taxpayer funding for their complex. It was complete with cute little kids in their soccer uniforms. The group handed out copies of this book – easily over 100 pages including numerous letters from supporters.
What have these people been doing since 2013?
Evidently waiting for local governments to build it for them so taxpayers take all the risks. How much money have they raised from all those supporters? Zero?
Supporters are back in the paper today stating other towns are interested in building a complex if Bloomington and Normal aren’t. The proposal is for the west side, good luck getting there without damage to your vehicle, but that’s not the point.
Both local governments don’t have money to spend but they will anyway – just not on a soccer complex. It doesn’t fit the agenda. If the complex was in downtown Bloomington it might. I wonder why Tari’s Downtown Task Force didn’t come up with this idea?
Most of the reader comments amount to: Goodbye
There is a comment to the newspaper’s story claiming the writer has FOIA information from the airport about what’s really behind telling soccer to leave. The writer claims the FAA doesn’t care if they stay as long as they pay market rates to be there.
Think the Pantagraph will investigate?
(hint: they don’t do investigations)