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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Victory Stadium still in Limbo

The Roanoke Times has another update of the seemingly endless debate among the Roanoke City Council about the future of Victory Stadium. The most important part is at the end:
Though most speakers at council hearings in recent years have favored renovation, a scientific poll of registered Roanoke voters last month found that a majority favored tearing down Victory Stadium and building a new facility.

What is so hard about this people? Tear the darn thing down!

Roanokers have many fond memories of Victory Stadium, from VPI-VMI games to concerts to festivals, but the fact is that the facility has outlived its usefulness and needs to be replaced with a brand-new facility that will serve the community for years to come. Misty-eyed reminiscing isn't going to fix Victory Stadium. The Council needs to get some backbone, gracefully say good-bye to the old lady and do what is best for Roanoke's future.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Old Man said...

Old Zach's "Old Man" agrees completely. Fond memories of games of yore do not support a structure which can contribute to the economic development of the Roanoke Valley. How can someone who is supposedly an expert in economic development issues honestly expect this old pile of "_____" to complement an area to be dedicated to high tech, cutting edge bio-technology enterprises. Roanoke City needs to make a decision and stick to it.

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