Everyone I've talked to maintains this is not about $. All about wanting to see how things progress with arena/team before committing. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) August 29, 2017
Will be months before state makes a decision - likely 4-6 but that's just a guess. — Randi Marshall (@randimarshall) August 29, 2017
There will be other bidders for the Belmont site and, as I've said, I think another arena would represent a glut, competing with and cannibalizing events from the other area arenas. Which argues against government assistance, direct or indirect.
Far more to do at Belmont - community, environmental review, etc. My guess is timetable here will be longer.— Randi Marshall (@randimarshall) August 29, 2017
The process for the Barclays Center took a lot longer, but that involved eminent domain, lawsuits challenging both eminent domain and the envi…