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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Everything is Magical lately

Rosen drops petition drive; city OKs millions in bonds to help pay for arena

8-1 on the road. 13-3 overall.

One of the best 4 teams in the league right now. Playing every game like they know what they're doing.

That's how you get the shiny new building:
Hotelier Harris Rosen has given up his battle against a new Orlando Magic arena, even as the city approved $340 million in financing for the project Monday. The International Drive hotel magnate couldn't find many people willing to sign his petition to stop the construction of the arena and upgrades to the Citrus Bowl, said Steve Braun, a Rosen employee who was leading the petition drive. With time running out and only a fraction of the 30,000 signatures collected, the venues' most vocal critic decided to throw in the towel.

'I met with him, and he said, 'If the people in Orlando want it and they feel they have made an educated decision, so be it.' He was backing down,' said Braun, adding that there are no plans for a legal challenge, either.

5 Comments:

  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Good!!! I love it when millionaire's dont get their way,they've got everything else!

     
  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Awesome!

    Now if they can just get that damn FSN/Cable dilemma resolved!

     
  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    So Harris Rosen finally got some sense into his head about the whole situation. When this first started with him, he thought he would have no problem getting the required signatures, but as it turned out, was he ever wrong. Most sensible people realize that the new arena is going to be a big positive for the city of Orlando.

    And yeah, it sure would be nice for Brighthouse/FSN to get that situation resolved... hopefully by the holidays so more people can enjoy watching the Magic and the special season they have going.

     
  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    Great news!! It sounds like the people have spoken.

     
  • At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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    i call it:
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    please tell me what are your thoughts about it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7UffPg7_P8

     

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