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Letter: Intimidators stadium was economic disaster

It seems the Post is in a reactionary mode with all the talk about memories of the supposed great and grand baseball stadium. Memories and opinions vary. Mark Wineka’s article (“ The night the lights went out in Kannapolis”) made it sound sad that the lights went out for the last time.

Since the new Post editor likes to review and research background and history, I challenge him to review the records and artifacts that Post has and to report the true feelings concerning this boondoggle. Most were sad the lights ever went on. There was tremendous opposition to this economic disaster.

What was the total cost of this monster. How much money did it make? What was the average attendance? How many games did “our” team win? Were they ever in a playoff?

What was the largest one-night attendance. It seems to me it was the final night with people coming to make sure it was finally dead.

And now the biggest question: What is to become of this dead whale? Perhaps we could fill in the lower side and turn it into a waste treatment center.

I suppose a review of the disgraced Commissioner Tom Webb’s implications in this matter is out of the question. We all should not forget his federal felony conviction.

Oh, and let’s not forget how taxes skyrocketed due to the ballfield.

Only our school system was a worse economic disaster. The dome on the new office building is actually a dunce cap.

As for me, my memories will be of the two-time world champion, girls softball team. How much money did they cost the county? There is no comparison as to the success between them and the Intimidators.

— W.F. Owens




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