Now, I would never accuse a government official of being full of shit, but I'm having a hard time believing that Indianapolis will actually follow through with threats to close Lucas Oil Stadium.
Astonishingly, the Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board underestimated the cost of running the stadium on a day-to-day basis. Now they're $47 million in the hole and thinking maybe they should get more money, so of course they want to tax the bejesus out of things like booze and food. The bastards always tax the things I love the most. Should the tax proposal fail, the CIB isn't above scare tactics.
CIB President Bob Grand said Friday that the organization won't have many choices if the Legislature doesn't approve the bill.
"If you want me to give you worst-cases, I mean the worst-case scenario is we could be out of money and the facilities would be, arguably, closed," he told 6News' Norman Cox.
That would certainly take care of the Colts' famed home field advantage. Hey, now this doesn't seem like such a bad idea after all.
CIB President: Stadium Could Close If Deal Isn't Reached [TheIndyChannel.com]