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Title: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on May 08, 2014, 03:00:02 AM
Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy

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Jacksonville is a sports and entertainment center, and our momentum must continue. Why? The impact is measurable and it benefits Jacksonville and all of Northeast Florida.


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Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: Noone on May 08, 2014, 03:50:36 AM
Now we just need to open our Downtown River in the new CRA/DIA in the USA and then we will be able to tell the world to Visit Jacksonville!
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: spuwho on May 08, 2014, 07:27:37 AM
If Greater Jacksonville needed an "angle", this is a good one to exploit.

While I think we have done a great job at the professional level, have shown great improvements at the college level, I still believe we have some room to grow at the scholastic level (high school).

Having the "Gator" relationship can be translated into a lot of non-professional sports activities that would bring national tourists year round, not just around the holiday.
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: copperfiend on May 08, 2014, 09:19:05 AM
Lets get some high profile college games and put those scoreboards to use. Would love to see a game with the Naval Academy against Notre Dame here.
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: mtraininjax on May 08, 2014, 09:25:06 AM
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put those scoreboards to use.

Hey, we have Monster Trucks and the Country Superfest, what more could you ask for?
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: copperfiend on May 08, 2014, 09:33:53 AM
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put those scoreboards to use.

Hey, we have Monster Trucks and the Country Superfest, what more could you ask for?

And the scoreboards won't even be done for the Country Superfest
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: KenFSU on May 08, 2014, 01:57:24 PM
Where's Artis Gilmore in that picture?

Genuinely curious as to what the $140k our tax dollars have paid him have yielded for the city.

Not suggesting he hasn't earned it, but after all the mayor's fanfare about bringing him on board, it would nice to know what that money was getting us on a month to month basis.
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: simms3 on May 08, 2014, 02:05:56 PM
It's amazing how important college and high school sports are down south!  If high school football games can be exploited to draw tourism to the city, I say go for it, but imo that's about the most pathetic thing I've ever heard of, lol.

Atlanta, Charlotte, and NOLA have certainly captured a lot of the college market with championship games.  Atlanta's opening the College Football Hall of Fame later this year.  It has definitely worked for them, seemed every weekend there was some event that drew fans and random people to downtown.

This whole theme is probably one of the top 3 reasons why I'll never return to the south - I don't know anything about or care about college sports, and feel left out of way too many conversations, ha.  I've finally found a world where people are both athletic and know nothing about sports, and I've left a world where obesity is rampant yet people know way too much about sports.  So ironic.
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: fsquid on May 08, 2014, 02:17:30 PM
It's amazing how important college and high school sports are down south!  If high school football games can be exploited to draw tourism to the city, I say go for it, but imo that's about the most pathetic thing I've ever heard of, lol.

Atlanta, Charlotte, and NOLA have certainly captured a lot of the college market with championship games.  Atlanta's opening the College Football Hall of Fame later this year.  It has definitely worked for them, seemed every weekend there was some event that drew fans and random people to downtown.

This whole theme is probably one of the top 3 reasons why I'll never return to the south - I don't know anything about or care about college sports, and feel left out of way too many conversations, ha.  I've finally found a world where people are both athletic and know nothing about sports, and I've left a world where obesity is rampant yet people know way too much about sports.  So ironic.

congrats on that.
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: tufsu1 on May 08, 2014, 05:07:36 PM
Where's Artis Gilmore in that picture?

Genuinely curious as to what the $140k our tax dollars have paid him have yielded for the city.

Not suggesting he hasn't earned it, but after all the mayor's fanfare about bringing him on board, it would nice to know what that money was getting us on a month to month basis.

absolutely nowhere to be found...that said, I think it's "only" $100k a year wasted.
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: Redbaron616 on May 08, 2014, 05:47:53 PM
You can have all the sports teams and entertainment you want, but don't put any tax dollars towards them. If they have so many benefits, why can't they carry their own weight? When government thinks that the taxpayers should fund entertainment, it is all over but the crying. They have totally lost sight of the proper role of government and think they should subsidize bread and circuses. When the government can give you everything, they can also take everything.
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: NotNow on May 08, 2014, 05:51:33 PM
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put those scoreboards to use.

Hey, we have Monster Trucks and the Country Superfest, what more could you ask for?

Both are huge draws...and a lot of fun if your open to it.
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: NotNow on May 08, 2014, 05:53:05 PM
You can have all the sports teams and entertainment you want, but don't put any tax dollars towards them. If they have so many benefits, why can't they carry their own weight? When government thinks that the taxpayers should fund entertainment, it is all over but the crying. They have totally lost sight of the proper role of government and think they should subsidize bread and circuses. When the government can give you everything, they can also take everything.

Redbaron for Mayor!
Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: funwithteeth on May 08, 2014, 06:53:09 PM
I've finally found a world where people are both athletic and know nothing about sports, and I've left a world where obesity is rampant yet people know way too much about sports.  So ironic.
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Title: Re: Emphasizing Sports & Entertainment In Our Economy
Post by: simms3 on May 08, 2014, 09:13:21 PM
^^^Ha I can't tell if that's a Charles Barkley gobbling up dick in an effort to make fun of me  :'(

or if it's Charles Barkley saying "BOOM" in your face.

Either way, much appreciated!