I will be interested in seeing how long it will take our elected officials to announce that they are tearing down Memorial Stadium and then expanding the parking lot of the Memorial Coliseum.
Here are a couple of interesting facts about Memorial Stadium:
1. As of 12/31/06 it was valued as a 10.49 million dollar asset. This asset is carried on Allen County's books.
2. The current cost of demolishing the stadium and expanding the parking lost is 2.2 million dollars.
When the existing stadium is demolished a whole lot of Fort Wayne residents will be highly upset. I also imagine many people will be upset when 2.2 million tax dollars are used to demolish something that has been in place for less then 20 years.
What a joke.