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  1. Wonder what this would mean for the Squirrels? https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27874510/reports-mlb-proposes-overhaul-minor-leagues-elimination-40-teams
  2. It doesn’t matter what the nimbys say the people who fight this project don’t stand a chance especially when Goldman’s referendum he wants had to go through the va general assembly and signed off by northam. Stoney seems to be good buddies with Northam to begin with. I doubt Northam would sign off what Paul Goldman wants I also feel like from a state level with it going into the general assembly before signed off by Northam that it’s not as big of an issue to them than it is here in Richmond. I don’t know if I’ve heard this correctly but I feel like I heard the mayor in Richmond has the power to veto something that city council doesn’t pass and can still pass it through. I feel like Stoney is still going to go through with it even if city council doesn’t pass it. I just feel like he will veto and still make it happen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. For what it’s worth when I was on a delta flight this month to Atlanta from ric it was a full flight leaving Richmond to Atlanta. we flew on a 737 Boeing. When I came back we flew on a md-80 out of hartsfield in Atlanta. I was super impressed with Richmond’s airport as this was my very first time ever flying. My parents are not fond of flying due to my mother has vertigo and my dad isn’t crazy about flying like he used to be. so my girlfriend and I flew to Atlanta and I must say I had a blast flying and am looking foreword to many more flights in my future. Especially out of ric. I left ric at 5:40 am and flew back into ric 5 days later at 9 am when we landed. But very happy and impressed with our airport and Hartsfield in Atlanta was really cool too. It felt weird getting back into Richmond from hartsfield because hartsfield was so packed and when I got back into Richmond I was like where is everyone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. http://www.nbc12.com/2019/04/22/richmonds-population-growing-faster-than-state-nation/ Wow I had no idea we’ve added almost 100,000 people since 2010 98,000 to be exact that’s crazy good. Very good news for metro rva. Hopefully the city total population will continue to climb as well. We are at the 1.3 million threshold now which is very cool to see happen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yeah I have no idea what they were thinking with that top floor but it definitely doesn’t go with the rest of the building. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Wow it definitely blends in with the sky. I had no idea it would blend in with it that much. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. But the problem is not everyone is willing to go out of there way to go somewhere else for any of that stuff. Plus college sports is not worth it yes I love vcu basketball but if I’m going to watch something else I want pro sports even if it’s at the lowest level give me a good echl or ahl hockey game and I am good. Yes I love having the squirrels here as that’s pretty much the only pro sport I have fun looking forward to every spring and summer. But your missing the entire point we need an arena to make it easier on people who don’t want to go to dc and to be perfectly honestly with you I cant stand dc nor can I stand driving anywhere near it. I feel like you clearly don’t understand the concept on why it’s important for a metro of 1.3 million people to have an arena. The point of it is to increase options for people to have fun not everyone wants to tour a museum or tour the cities history. Don’t get me wrong I love history but not to the point I make it a hobby or an interest. Plus I dont see any good amphitheater’s here to begin with. Need an amphitheater like the one in Virginia Beach or like jiffy lube live in Bristow. I’m tired of having to drive elsewhere just to have fun. Plus it should be up to a certain group of people to make that decision for people who want to see pro sports or entertainment. Yeah vcu has basketball but there isn’t one college in this town that has ice hockey or even a decent college baseball or football program. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Depends on what your into me I’m not a weird. History buff some weird art dude. I’m into sports and entertainment. The city shouldn’t cater to just a certain group of people. It’s a very one way to be with a certain group of people. I want hockey back more than anything I want to see more huge concerts at a new arena and by the way there’s been way more big concerts at the coliseum then Garth brooks just using just that one as an example doesn’t nearly explain the whole story of the coliseum and what it has done in the past. My mom and dad saw Elvis when the coliseum first opened my dad said that it was insanely packed when they first went. It’s all about the broader picture of what a new arena would bring not just one or two dinky examples like you mentioned. It’s all about the broader view of what it would bring and draw. People want more entertainment not everyone is into art or history. It would be nice to have a new arena to cater to people who are into sports and entertainment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So yesterday the news of the arena hit me pretty hard i just want to apologize for being so dramatic about it. I just want this town to have as much entertainment as possible. I just hate that I would have to drive to dc or Charlottesville for a major concert. I was really hoping we would be able to have an arena or some sort to draw major concerts and I want hockey back more than anything I miss being able to go to see the original Richmond renegades games back in the 90s it just upsets me richmond can’t get itself together. I just feel so hopeless that we will never have hockey ever again or heck o even enjoyed the arena football games and I’ve seen a lot of concerts in the past at the coliseum I just feel like it’s being taken away from me and that I won’t be able to experience that here ever again. All I’m saying is I want more options to bring stuff here. When we lost the Richmond braves I was extremely upset being a lifetime braves fan and if we lose the squirrels then I will feel like there won’t be anything fun left here for me to do. I’m not an arts or theatre guy that’s never been my cup of tea. I’ve always been into enjoying a good pro sports event even if it’s a lower tiered league. I also had a friend they found out that the Atlantic 10 commissioner had said the womens tournament won’t be back till 2022 or 2023 here in Richmond which made me feel lik something good was about to happen. It just irks me when I feel like Richmond is about to go somewhere it goes so far back in time like it’s stuck in the Stone Age. I just don’t want to be driving to dc or Norfolk or Charlottesville for the rest of my life just to catch an event at an arena. It’s just pathetic that a metro with 1.3 million people can’t have an arena. I mean there is no excuse our metro of 1.3 million people should be without any type of arena or civic center. It just makes me so mad that we can’t get the ball on the right track and it just really disappoints me. I don’t get how or why Richmond has to be so dysfunctional. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Everything you just said is the exact opposite of what Richmond is and will becomes just wait it will end up like Baltimore and Detroit it won’t have anything fun or anything worth going to. Richmond is nothing more than an absolute joke why anyone would ever even think about moving to such an awful metro is beyond me. It’s literally the absolute most boring metro Of any midsized city in this country. You can dream all you want about organic city growth and a bunch of stuff you consider a pipe dream reality is that all Richmond will ever be is another Detroit and Baltimore with everything boarded up again like the 90s. We will never have anyone worth a hoot to steer this city in the right direction because there is nobody that can or is competent to do such a thing. It’s probably the most backwards and the most incompetent I midsized city I have ever lived in. I wish it would thrive I wish it would take off and grow like wildfire but the reality is it never will and never will get anything right ever. I’m sorry I’m negative but I have no faith no hope in the city ever becoming anything. It’s just another awful city that can’t see how to make itself thrive if it hit them in the face. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I think it’s safe to say that I will never see another arena in Richmond in my entire lifetime. I’m only 30 right now if I live another 40 years I highly doubt Richmond will still have a new arena. My hope for Richmond has sunk to the lowest possible level. I see the squirrels leaving next. Heck while we are at it let’s move vcu out of the city and into the counties. Let’s let everything leave and just forget Richmond ever existed. I’m sorry if I sound super negative but I am not feeling great about Richmond thriving if ever I don’t see Richmond ever having nice things ever. If anything I see Richmond going back to being another Detroit and seeing everything boarded up again or heck I even see Richmond getting the crime of Baltimore back again. Lets just get rid of Richmond and just level it. I have no hope or faith for this city and probably never will Until there is a mayor or city leader that can prove me otherwise which I highly doubt we will ever have. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I always felt like that was one ugly building. The height is nice but design wise yuck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I’ve heard of it but it was during before I was born. I was born in 1988. I would of loved to of been around during the time it was proposed. It’s a shame it wasn’t going to be built downtown somewhere. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yeah I was really bummed when I found out centennial towers wasn’t being built. One I’m definitely bummed about is the 321 at the locks tower when suntrust was supposed to take space in it. When I found out it had been scaled down to what it is now I was highly disappointed. Another one I was bummed about that’s more recent is that residential tower that was supposed to be built on grace street. That one looked like it was a really good spot for that tower. I’m not really sure what happened to that one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Does anyone know how tall the final height will be for the children’s hospital when they add the inpatient part to it? I was thinking it would be around same height as city hall but not 100 percent sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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