What’s Your Druthers?

June 24, 2006 at 12:24pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

The search for a location for the proposed Lincoln arena has been narrowed to three locations:

  1. At the current site of the downtown post office near Seventh and R streets
  2. Directly west of Lincoln Station, using the building as a sort of historic entrance
  3. On the south side of the Harris Overpass, near Seventh and N streets

Looking at those options, I actually prefer #3. I like the idea of keeping the arena—which could be very disruptive to normal Haymarket operations—on the south side of O Street. That location comes with some baggage, of course, but so do the others. I would like to see some sketches of that location (including proposed access roads, site layout, and so on) before I decide if I’m officially rooting for #3. In reality, though, I think all of the locations are fine. Which is your favorite?

By the way, let’s ignore for a moment the fact that we are broke and don’t have any way to pay for the arena. Let’s also ignore the issue of whether or not a giant arena is a good idea. Those are just tiny little details.

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D.M.B. June 24, 2006 at 2:51pm

to be honest…none of those excite me all that much…

parking is already cramped down there because of the small space.  Now you want to put in a 8 to 15 thousand seat arena in?  Major renovations are needed if that’s going to happen.

How about inbetween Oak Lake and Capitol Beach?  East of the airport?

west lincoln has always seemed like a “second city to me” put the arena over there to bridge the two gaps.

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