Is it time for fans to step up in the arena conversation and do something since politicians and business leaders have failed up to now? Here some excerpts from a article about the Golden Gate Bridge. Do you see some similarities today?
The Golden Gate Bridge-the unmistakable symbol of a city and a region is known as the most spectacular bridge in the world. One of man's most powerful creations, the bridge is located in one of nature's most beautiful settings, spanning the mile-wide bay from Fort Point in San Francisco to the Marin County shore.
The idea of spanning the Golden Gate Strait was thought to be impossible by virtually everyone when the notion was brought up. The idea of constructing a bridge across the mile-wide gap was written off as ludicrous. Norton may have been seen as crazy but he saw the future.
Then came along Strauss, he took on his biggest task yet... convincing civic leaders and residents that the span was not only feasible but
affordable (Rejuvenate a local economy) as well. Strauss was also a great salesman. He dedicated himself to becoming the chief promoter, organizing the political, financial and marketing efforts to build the bridge that would span the strait and THE TIME WAS RIGHT
The trio who originated the idea believed a district was necessary to oversee the financing, designing and construction. In this way all counties affected would have a voice in the proceedings which could, in turn, result in more community support. Lesson here give the community a voice on what will be built.
This bridge was the first of such magnitude and controversy to be completely financed by private citizens. All who did contribute money were promised restitution at four and three-fourths percent interest rate within a maximum of 40 years. It is amazing how successful this way of financing was, considering the effects of the Great Depression. The people who lived in the counties which were involved in the district displayed an unprecedented sense of community pride by trusting in the bridge bonds.
Next big question what if Sactown Royalty spent a year to two years trying to raise 1 million dollars. 1/500 of what is expect to be needed to build an Arena, do you think developers, bankers, and politicians would notice? It could be a fund raiser with proper strings attached. Many people would say it's can't be done and not worth it, I say I am tired of all the Dam talk, time to do something. Newton's law of motion “Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.”
Nothing great is easy! Just a thought.