I've always wanted to go check out one of their games. I haven't gone yet though. Let me know when it's not 100 degress out there and I'll be there!
Very well said HE1Primary benefit to the community is social and cultural.Secondary benefit is impact on economy.I don't believe that we should ever lose sight of that.
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The Generals games are FANtastic! The ball park atmosphere is perfect. The players are some of the best. Sportsmanship is obvious. The pop corn is out-of-this-world and the price is unbeatable. When people say, "there is nothing to do in Victoria", they obviously do not look very hard because this is a good time for all that attend. The people that don't attend just don't know what they are missing. All the fans are smiling when the game is over (even when we lose).
Now ... why does the Advocate have to take this and measure it in, 'motel rooms rented', 'restaurant meals bought', 'retail stores frequented' and so on? Why does every article in your paper have to be measured by "the impact on the local economy?" The Generals are not here to "advertise Victoria". They are here to make money by people attendinng their games.
I love going to the Generals games because it is fun. I do not want to measure the pleasure I receive by 'restaurant meals bought' and 'sales tax paid' and 'economy boosted'. You guys are paranoid about boosting the economy and collecting more taxes. I am surprised you managed this whole editorial without a quote from a politician, the Chamber of Commerce or VEDC.
Relax, let people have a life ... If the city is 'doing good things' ... then 'good things will happen'.