I think having a large open plaza can be an asset for the city in the future. It's dead right now, but as the area grows more, it'll be nice to offer these kind of large spaces for events and such. Even now, they utilize it for the skating rink the winter, and also use the large area to serve the Thunder Road Marathon (at least in previous years). The Plaza at Wells Fargo can seem dead at times too, but it was packed with people this past weekend who were involved in the whole "National Dance Day" thing. As the density inside uptown continues to increase, these types of spaces will become more and more valuable.
I posted this elsewhere, but I think slightly north of uptown along the light rail would be a great spot for a future stadium. I copy/pasted PNC park onto a couple random lots off Parkwood to give you an idea...
The ALE was out there on Saturday night basically giving citations out like we live in a college town. It was utterly embarrassing to see. People were just genuniely confused as to why they could drink 2 feet away on the courtyard, but not out in the seating area facing in the park, in front of a row of bars.
That guy has no life and is completely full of crap. He comments on every Observer article and spews the same vitriol non stop. I wouldn't even give him the time of day, you aren't changing his mind. And if you do argue with any sort of fact or source, he will simply block you and stop responding to you. Despite the desire (because I have it as well), don't feed that troll!! Ha-ha.