Interesting comment on Sunday Night Football… they were
showing all the lights around Downtown Indianapolis, the mall, the hustle and
bustle… and Madden made a comment that Indy draws people to it’s downtown unlike
Once again you have to look at why Indy draws its people
Restaurants and bars, hotels & existing convention
space, shopping and attractions… Including the NFL Indianapolis Colts.
What does Tulsa have to
offer? Nothing that is being worked on downtown or being
proposed by the GoBs. There is no room around the Arena for development and the
Channels will actually draw people away from downtown as proposed.
Village, expanding OSU
Tulsa and promoting the Blue Dome district are good ideas that would lead to the
growth and revitalization of downtown.
So the question is, what do the powers
that be really want? Surly they read the reports that Arenas and Convention
space is not the way to go, so why forge ahead anyway? And why place it where
they did? Wouldn’t it make more sense to place in the eastern part of downtown
where economic development could actually take
Don’t forget that former failure LaFortune went to Indy
to see what they did, only to ignore it.