In Savannah, part of the concept earlier this year was to use SPLOST money originally earmarked for a new arena. However, now, Savannah officials are considering shifting $19 million from that account toward renovating the existing Civic Center. This is a wildly unpopular idea.
Apparently, out in Las Vegas, the Howard Hughes Group is interested in buying the 51s, and “City officials would love to see a traffic magnet on the Cashman Center grounds,” where the 51s play. The writer fantasizes about what a Coors Field type effect a new baseball stadium could have in Vegas. Nothing seems imminent, and the Mets surely hope to be out of Vegas in two years, long before any ballpark is built.