- Mar 16, 2014
Innsbrook after hours is literally just an open field and a very average looking tarp stage canopy. I'm wondering if you've ever even been there if you're calling it an arena. With their success, they're proposing an arena there in the near future. Theyre already signing some above average artists like Nelly, Roots and Ludacris. The county sees it as a viable option and so do sponsors. But no! They're all wrong because "Newboy" thinks otherwise.I work in Innsbrook. 20 years from now that area will be a crap hole. The traffic is terrible, and restaurants are already closing because there is too much competition. The school district in the area is top notch, but I know of 4 families in the last year that have moved out of the area because of traffic and over crowding. Whether it be Richmond or the surrounding area, the metro needs a new arena. Their are plenty of people in the area to draw from not just Short Pump/Innsbrook.
I work in Richmond and live in innsbrook. This is hands down the best place to stay around Richmond. City corporate downtown is now down to 1 lane because one lane is for cyclists and another two for street parking. The detours take 20 minutes to go around one block when there is tiny bit construction. And there is always construction somewhere as that area is designated underground for utility so one or the other utility is digging often and always. Already choked up broad street is now one less lane due to the Pulse system. It's a nightmare. Parking is a nightmare anywhere in the city.
I'm not against a new arena in the city however it's too far to walk from monroe park campus for it to be a viable option for VCU basketball. They'd have to bus people to and from campus.
Let's not even get into safety at night in the city or good roads. City has no money because it makes terrible choices and spends crazy money on unneeded things or fails to adequately priorarize spending. The whole cyclist lane thing is costing a fortune while the school system is crumbling. What parent wants to send their kids to city schools unless they cant help it? It's a mess.
Counties are rich and the city is piss poor. There is a reason why.