dwight in philly, on 07 August 2014 - 05:31 AM, said:
seems like it mimics what philly has, all the stadiums and arena in one spot.. i know it can be troublesome, traffic wise , but otherwise it looks ok.. the tailgating atmosphere wont come close to the ralph's obviously..
I live in Philly and tend to agree with your point. The sports complex here in Philly I personally (maybe selfishly) think is pretty stellar. The difference between the Philly Sports Complex and what is planned for Buffalo was transportation and road access already in place with no need for any major changes to interstates. But changes to interstates for the betterment of an area of a city like Buffalo I am a strong advocate for.
About 14 years ago me and old friend had an very interesting email exchange about WNY and why it was struggling, depressed economically, etc and compared it to Charlotte, Austin, Boston, Philly, etc. The biggest reason people thought was the weather. I never believed weather caused an area to decline economically. My view was at the time WNY did not have the correct formula to keep the well educated college grad's from leaving to find prosperity elsewhere. From what I am reading and have read, I sense that the Buffalo and WNY rebirth has a lot to do with the Medical technology Investments, Call Centers, among others. Buffalo and WNY have found the a piece of the formula to keep its precious assets - students, in the area. You now add this very ambitious stadium plan with redesigned downtown area which should stimulate further growth, there are more reasons for students to stay and for transplants to say yes Buffalo is an area I would relocate back to.