It’s (All But) Official: We’re Gettin’ Ourselves a New Arena

January 15, 2010 at 7:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Now that LIBA has announced their support for the Haymarket arena, I can’t imagine this May’s vote failing. Darn near every major group in Lincoln has come out in support of the arena. Opponents are many, but they just don’t have the political oomph that supporters have. Far be it from me to declare the arena a winner, but at this point it’s going to take one hell of a hail Mary pass to take it down.

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Peter January 15, 2010 at 8:22pm

I do hope they lose that design.  It looks like a giant concrete cereal bowl.

Fletch January 15, 2010 at 9:45pm

The original design was better. We NEED this arena, but it should fit in better with the character of both the Haymarket, and the two nearby stadiums (stadia?).

Steve January 15, 2010 at 10:29pm

I’m hoping for a possible third design.  The other two were ok, but…

macappleteacher January 16, 2010 at 2:36am

Turns out I kinda like giant, cement, cereal bowls smile

Fletch January 16, 2010 at 3:21pm

I actually think it looks kind of cool, and that it would grow on people. However, that’s a special part of town, and I think it should try a little harder to fit in.

Gene January 16, 2010 at 11:03pm

Deena Winter is about to go all Andy Rooney on our asses over this arena.

Steve January 17, 2010 at 12:33am

I thought it was just me thinking that, but obviously I’m not the only one.

JackM January 18, 2010 at 4:44pm

Hmmm, hope you’re right, but I still sense a lot of concern among the leading advocates, and they’ve seen poll numbers.  I don’t get any sort of a sense that this is anywhere close to being a clear winner.  If it wins, I’d guess it’ll something like 53/47.  That said, I hope I’m completely wrong.

Steve January 18, 2010 at 6:10pm

I see the poll is running anywhere from 58/42 to 61/39.  To be honest I was surprised too at those figures.  Gotta take that with a grain of salt though, I guess.

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