At the end of the day, sports arenas are going to have to change, if they’re going to survive.
They’re the backbone of our economy.
They are vital to the lives of millions of people.
And they’ve been a huge economic boon to the nation.
But, as we’ve seen, they are also a huge financial liability.
If you take the top ten arenas in the country, and add up the money the city of Denver has spent on its sports teams since the 1990s, that’s more than $3.4 billion.
And it’s more money that’s going to go towards infrastructure, to hospitals, to public transportation.
So it’s not a new issue.
We’ve had a lot of discussion around how to fix the problem, and that’s why we’re so excited to be in a position to bring this to you, our readers, as part of our ongoing series on the economic impact of sports stadiums.
As a lifelong fan, you know what I really love about the games we watch.
I grew up watching a lot.
And, you see, I remember the day my father got his first job in the field.
He worked at the ice rink at the city’s Olympic Park.
He was a kid at the time.
I remember sitting at home with my dad.
It was the last day of summer.
The sun was shining, the temperature was around 70 degrees.
It would have been like that all day long.
And that day my dad worked at that rink.
That’s the kind of job he wanted.
That was when I was a little kid, and it was fun.
And we always have that kind of experience, that kind and kind of thing.
But the work was a bit different.
He didn’t do it because he was trying to make a living.
He did it because his job gave him something to do, to be out there, to work with.
That job gave my dad something to live for.
And he had something to give back to his community.
So that was his passion.
It wasn’t just about money.
He cared about his community, he cared about all the people who were working hard and working on behalf of the city, and he wanted to be there for them.
That passion and his dedication to his job, to his city, that really was his legacy.
I think it’s very important to remember, as sports fans, that the work we do is just one facet of what makes our communities strong.
And you have to remember that we’re all a part of it.
We’re part of the economy.
And if we can get the arena thing over with, that should be good for everyone.
That should be a win-win for everybody.
I mean, we’re not talking about the money, or the jobs.
We don’t care about that.
We care about what we’re doing.
And our city is stronger for it.
I know we’re talking about money, but that’s what’s really important.
That money is going to be put back in our community.
And so, the work, the community that we all love and care about, the sports we watch, that money is not going to come from somewhere else.
We will have to get that money, and we will have a better infrastructure to support our teams and our fans, to make sure that our communities thrive.
But what really matters is what we do with that money.
What we’re able to invest in our communities.
So what do you think of the idea of putting up an arena for sports?
Let us know in the comments.