Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Lansdowne Road

I don't agree with spending public money on sports stadiums (stadia?), but at least yesterday's Lansdowne Road decision seems much more economical than the "Bertie Bowl". {Chris has the low-down on how the Bertie Bowl was finally killed.}

I'd have been much happier if the government had told these two wealthy sporting bodies (Rugby & Soccer) to pay for their own stadium. I see no reason why I should support an organization that can afford to pay such exhorbitant wages to their employees. If the government is going to spend money on sports, let it be for sports in school to encourage kids to get out and play.

The government shouldn't have funded this development, and shouldn't be funding Croke Park's development either. And, governments in the US are nuts to be funding sports stadiums there.