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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:17 PM

BBJ: $600M Baltimore Convention Center expansion, new hotel being explored

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:45 PM

Pretty crazy to spend 3 million dollars on a study.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 01:11 AM

So basically they dusted off Willard Hackerman's old proposal, but tossed aside the arena part.



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 01:23 AM

Pretty crazy to spend 3 million dollars on a study.

 

Especially considering Hackerman probably commissioned his own study before he pitched his proposal on the convention center....they could just have that one updated for a fraction of the cost. Hell, give it to me and I'll come to Baltimore myself to update it this summer in exchange for $50,000, a place to crash near downtown, O's tickets, and crabs/beer one night per week.


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 06:34 AM

Has the topic of a new arena or something along the lines of the Hackerman plan been brought up to the mayoral candidates?  Curious to see where they stand on the topic.



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:53 PM

Has the topic of a new arena or something along the lines of the Hackerman plan been brought up to the mayoral candidates?  Curious to see where they stand on the topic.

 

The SunMayoral candidates differ on plans for convention center, new arena

 

TL; DR (or, too paywalled; didn't read):

 

Warnock: $100M renovation

Embry and Mosby: New arena w/ convention center expansion

Stokes: Large general sports complex, possibly including horse track

Pugh: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 01:24 PM

Nope.


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 01:32 PM

Fine with that. Of all the arena plans, the one that was part of the convention center/hotel expansion was the best IMO, so not moving forward on it without the arena is probably a good thing as far as keeping that possibility alive.



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 10:48 AM

http://digitaleditio...sthash.6etpQYZp

 

Business interests have asked that the bigger, more “game-changing” plan remain under consideration in the study, in addition to the more limited overhaul of the convention center initially proposed by the stadium authority, said board chair Thomas Kelso. - See more at: http://digitaleditio...h.6etpQYZp.dpuf

 

More talk, but it's better than nothing I guess.



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:28 PM

BBJ: Baltimore Convention Center expansion, new arena and hotel will again be explored
http://www.bizjourna...na.html?ana=lnk



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:42 PM

I guess this is good news but I'm not holding my breath.


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#12 Chris B

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:51 PM

How many studies do we need



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:25 PM

How many studies do we need

 

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:17 AM

The Sun: MSA Releases Study for Multiple Convention Center Expansion Options

 

Options include adding 500,000 ftof space, a 500-room hotel replacing the Sheraton, and a 13,000-17,500-seat arena.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:35 AM

The Sun: MSA Releases Study for Multiple Convention Center Expansion Options

 

Options include adding 500,000 ftof space, a 500-room hotel replacing the Sheraton, and a 13,000-17,500-seat arena.

Is it 2010?

 

Feels like we've been there, done that with this.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:29 PM

Yay, more room for BronyCon!


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:11 PM

Is it 2010?

 

Feels like we've been there, done that with this.

 

Pretty much. The city doesn't want to pay for it, and the only private source who showed any serious interest is dead. Until another one comes forward, or the numbers make sense for the city, nothing is going to happen.

 

It's still newsworthy, though, to have something official out there.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:27 PM

I'm trying to remember - why did the city think it was a good idea to delay when a 90 year old guy was offering to pay?



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:34 PM

I'm trying to remember - why did the city think it was a good idea to delay when a 90 year old guy was offering to pay?

 

I believe they had to pay part of it, and weren't necessarily willing to do so.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:37 PM

I'm trying to remember - why did the city think it was a good idea to delay when a 90 year old guy was offering to pay?

Because the city is governed by a bunch of cheap morons.


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