Over the past several weeks, Oklahoma City residents have heard numerous proposals for MAPS 4, three of which involve sports arenas in some form or fashion: a new State Fair coliseum, a new outdoor soccer/lacrosse stadium and upgrades to the Chesapeake Energy Arena, like adding Thunder-themed bidets to the toilets or something. It makes me think we are not too far from the situation imagined in the comic above. Coincidentally, a kid won $3 million in a Fortnite tournament a couple of weeks ago, so maybe the idea of OKC’s Joystick Stadium is not too far-fetched once we reach a MAPS 7 sales-tax extension vote.
We do love our sports here in Oklahoma, sometimes to a fault. Dollars aren’t infinite, so these things quickly become a “one or the other” situation, and often the more fun, shiny proposals win out over the more boring (but necessary) ideas. I don’t know what the right answer is as far as what should or shouldn’t be funded through the next MAPS at this point. I want it all, really. It’s probably a good thing I’m not on the City Council for exactly this reason.
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