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Re: “Can ballpark overcome slump from Ramapo mess?” May 10 editorial:
Yes, the creation of St. Lawrence’s stadium was a mess, but it may be too soon to celebrate its future with the Boulders baseball team. Years ago, Preserve Ramapo explained why our town would never receive enough revenue from the Boulders to pay for the $70 million we believe it cost to build the stadium. But we also suspect that the Boulders may not even be paying us enough to cover our variable costs.
Under the remarkable sweetheart deal that St. Lawrence signed, we are supposed to get a dollar a seat, whether it is a full priced seat, a discounted seat or a free seat. We are also supposed to receive $2 for every car that is parked. [Read more…]