Omaha Public Radio News
Wed April 23, 2008
Ballpark opponents question funding sources, need for new stadium
By Katie Knapp
Omaha, NE – The price of a new downtown stadium for the College World Series is staggering: $140 million. The Stadium Oversight Committee wants to pay for a new ballpark with three revenue sources. The largest of those is public money, including keno funds and bonds that don't require a public vote.
In part three of Omaha Public Radio's four-part series about the downtown stadium proposal, you'll hear some of the public reaction to the new ballpark. You'll also hear from two groups who don't believe a new stadium is in the city's best interest economically.