Riverfront stadium proposal is folly

With the good riddance of the current Augusta-Richmond Coliseum Authority soon, I think that Augusta should build a third baseball stadium where the arena now stands and call it the James Brown Memorial Stadium.

This baseball stadium, along with Lake Olmstead Stadium and the planned Deke Copenhaver white elephant on the riverfront, would give Augusta three baseball stadiums. This will most certainly draw in huge crowds from the CSRA and outlying areas. Since poor people can no longer afford to pay to ride the city buses, the fans will have no trouble gaining easy access to any of the three baseball stadiums.

Please, Mayor Copenhaver, I say this only with sarcasm. Please don't call Cal Ripken or Gov. Sonny Perdue and start drawing up plans for a third stadium.

I do not like being wrong on matters. I always thought that Ed McIntyre was the most disgraceful excuse for a mayor that Augusta could ever have. But to my dismay, Copenhaver has proven me wrong. He has done nothing during his term as mayor except to have his photograph taken a zillion times and come up with the biggest lame-brained idea -- the riverfront stadium -- since the Coliseum Authority was chosen.

Don Tate, Evans

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