Dominion Energy-led new Coliseum

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Just an update on the new Coliseum.

Some local corporate leaders including Dominion submitted the lone proposal for the new Coliseum. Really hope this works out because I think the city is really ready for it. Downtown is rapidly improving and I think this would send the speed of that into hyperspace.

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/dominion-energy-ceo-led-group-submits-lone-proposal-to-replace/article_a9f4a0ec-bbb4-592e-8afb-f51d9565a810.html

Would have so much fun going to a nice new city gem and watching some NCAA tournament regional action there. Then we get VCU working on that new Diamond and the city overall just becomes ridiculously nice. It's definitely on it's way. Glad I bought my house within city limits when I did.
 

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Just an update on the new Coliseum.

Some local corporate leaders including Dominion submitted the lone proposal for the new Coliseum. Really hope this works out because I think the city is really ready for it. Downtown is rapidly improving and I think this would send the speed of that into hyperspace.

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/dominion-energy-ceo-led-group-submits-lone-proposal-to-replace/article_a9f4a0ec-bbb4-592e-8afb-f51d9565a810.html

Would have so much fun going to a nice new city gem and watching some NCAA tournament regional action there. Then we get VCU working on that new Diamond and the city overall just becomes ridiculously nice. It's definitely on it's way. Glad I bought my house within city limits when I did.
I hope it all comes to pass. Would be so nice to have that revival downtown. It’s come so far already, and a new Coliseum and Diamond would be the cherries on top.
 

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I hope it all comes to pass. Would be so nice to have that revival downtown. It’s come so far already, and a new Coliseum and Diamond would be the cherries on top.
Downtown is very much in the middle of a very real revival, which is fun to watch and experience. I know multiple people who have started businesses (and not galleries, I'm talking retail and hotel biz) on Broad St. downtown, which is something that seemed almost unfathomable when I started at VCU in '03.

Having a new arena down there, more housing and hotels (which I think are vital...need bodies down there consistently) is just going to bring in more and more business. There's no stopping it now really.
 

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Downtown is very much in the middle of a very real revival, which is fun to watch and experience. I know multiple people who have started businesses (and not galleries, I'm talking retail and hotel biz) on Broad St. downtown, which is something that seemed almost unfathomable when I started at VCU in '03.

Having a new arena down there, more housing and hotels (which I think are vital...need bodies down there consistently) is just going to bring in more and more business. There's no stopping it now really.
I’ve worked downtown since 1984. This resurgence feels real. Not 6th Street Marketplace real, but REAL. All the apartments and people choosing to live downtown, the restaurants, hotels, etc. feels so exciting!
 

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I’ve worked downtown since 1984. This resurgence feels real. Not 6th Street Marketplace real, but REAL. All the apartments and people choosing to live downtown, the restaurants, hotels, etc. feels so exciting!
It's most definitely real. It's been moving along with basically the Coliseum area being a dud. You redevelop that chunk of land and more businesses just fly into that area.

Would be curious to see how VCU would get involved too since that area is basically on the MCV campus.
 
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For Everyone hating on the city of Richmond, I think Stoney is a worker and can get some things done.
The city has a lot of long term issues, in that you have some entrenched people,,and the growing rich/poor divide is a bigger issue but at least the city has an energetic mayor
 

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I can tell you from previous experience that the atmosphere at the coliseum with the first two rounds of the NCAA tourney is like the Stu on steroids.
I was there both times the Coliseum hosted, and you hit the nail on the head. It was fantastic, particularly when that kid shattered the backboard against UNC.
 

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I was there both times the Coliseum hosted, and you hit the nail on the head. It was fantastic, particularly when that kid shattered the backboard against UNC.
A long delay, but worth it to see it live. Was that , Ham? Faint memories so might be off all the way around The other basketball that was great to witness there was the Women’s Final Four
 
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A long delay, but worth it to see it live. Was that , Ham? Faint memories so might be off all the way around The other basketball that was great to witness there was the Women’s Final Four
Replying to self. Yes Darcie Hamm. Texas Texh it will come up on UTube
 

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A long delay, but worth it to see it live. Was that , Ham? Faint memories so might be off all the way around The other basketball that was great to witness there was the Women’s Final Four
Darvin Hamm right? Texas Tech

Edit--someone beat me to the punch.
 

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Darvin Hamm right? Texas Tech

Edit--someone beat me to the punch.
. I can’t remember most of what I learned in school, but his name popped in my head as soon as that incident was mentioned. I probably Tom the story a thousand times that week so maybe that explains it.
 
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