I have not been shy in discussing my opposition to the $611,000,000.00 money pit located off of South Capitol Street by the Anacostia. The money could be put to much better use. The city has its share of problems and "not having an awesome baseball stadium" is pretty far down on the list.
Proponents of The Money Pit say that the $611,000,000.00 is an investment into a revitalized Anacostia waterfront. It will do for Southeast what Camden Yards did for the Inner Harbor! As much as I enjoy living in FantasyLand, it turns out that this revitalization just won't happen.
The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission yesterday abandoned a plan to build condominiums, shops and parking garages next to the new Nationals baseball stadium in Southeast Washington, dealing a major setback to Mayor Anthony A. Williams's hope that the project would spark renewal of the Anacostia River waterfront.
So, now it looks like we'll have a stadium out in the middle-of-nowhere. Sounds kind of like RFK!
Certainly the most hilarious consequence of this deal falling through is that we won't be able to build parking lots or garages for the stadium. It's a good thing a lot of people don't commute into the city!
When will people admit that this stadium deal was a horrible mistake? Seriously.
Posted by Rusty at 9:56 AM