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Proposed Raleigh Stadium Could Get Sacked

Posted January 10, 2007

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— A proposal for an athletic stadium in Raleigh that St. Augustine's College and Shaw University would share is on shaky financial ground.

The original site was at Rock Quarry Road and Interstate 440, where a flea market is now. However, there is now concern the property does not have 50 acres of land that could be developed at a profit to offset costs.

Raleigh leaders originally thought the project would cost $15 million to $20 million. The estimate is now $35 million.

Mayor Charles Meeker said other funding would have to be located in order for the project to go forward.

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  • builder276 Jan 10, 2007

    Since it is a private, produminately black school, How about the NAACP, thay are supposed to help the advancement of colored people, at least that's what I hear. Usually they just try to make the problem worse though

  • superman Jan 10, 2007

    the raleigh city council members all ride the short bus to work. they should never even considered building a stadium for a private school. the council never thinks about anything other than what happened yestereday. no foresight and planning ever on anything.

  • nascarnutnc Jan 10, 2007

    them being poor is not my problem

  • nascarnutnc Jan 10, 2007

    comparing Shaw, augustines and Duke is comparing apples to apples, all are private schools. comparing those schools to NCSU is like comparing apples to oranges, or do you not understand what the saying "compare apples to apples" means

  • tarheelras Jan 10, 2007

    How about these apples?

    Duke, Shaw and St. Augs are all private colleges. No private college should get public funds to build a sports facility.

  • builder276 Jan 10, 2007

    noit my fault that nobody that graduates from Shaw or Augustines make any real money.

  • builder276 Jan 10, 2007

    wveagleson, strange how you warp things. nothing bias or racist about stating that we have a stadium already, please explain, if you can

  • wveagleson Jan 10, 2007

    As far as Duke is concerned, they are loaded with money. The parking garage at the hospital alone could fund the university. If you want to make comparisons, try comparing apples tp apples.

  • wveagleson Jan 10, 2007

    What has the RBC Center got to do with Shaw and St. Aug.?? That sounded like a biased and prejudiced remark!!!!!

  • builder276 Jan 10, 2007

    They should pay for it themselves since they are not in the NC university system like NCSU. If Duke wants something, they pay for it themselves, not the tax payer