I believe this is a cause and effect relationship. By supporting IoC, the hope is that either IoC wins the license or the other competitors feel enough pressure to include the arena in their proposals. Like others, I don't care as much about who builds the arena, just so that it gets built. The fact is though there is still only one proposal on the table that includes arena funding. And by supporting that proposal on the grounds that it will provide money for the arena should automatically put pressure on the other two applicants. With that being said, I still believe the IoC is the best proposal based on its own merrits of being able to truly impact a depressed area. The other two proposals are merely extending an already existing development area...I don't believe this is important as totally revitalizing a run down area of the city.
Passmaster16, ever since this board changed format, there hasn't been a PoTW... Let me nominate your post as PoTW.
Yours is the most direct, succienct, factual, common-sensical post that I've read on here in quite some time.
If only more people read, thought about, and understood the points you so aptlty make.
Thanks for your input, I look forward to more of your Plain speaking common sense posts in the future.