Niagara Gazette


April 16, 2014

Editorial: Let's go Buffalo!


Niagara Gazette — One major player alone, Howard Millstein, owns a huge parcel of land in the heart of the city which some speculators believe is large enough to do the job — if tall parking ramps were built to accommodate the thousands of game day cars.

While that location might provide spectacular views from the cheap seats, some observers have pointed out that the team doesn’t bring much to a region beyond eight to 10 Sundays of game day activities. 

Countless matters have yet to be resolved — but it’s encouraging to know that Niagara is under serious consideration. This city is still reeling from the sharp impacts of plant closings, a steady decline in job losses and a staggering poverty rate in some neighborhoods. 

While the presence of an NFL team would not necessarily be a cure-all for a depressed economy, it may prove a kind of catalyst for reviving a city that used to tout itself as “The King of Power” and “Queen of Beauty.” 

Those of us who like to look at the bright side are simply happy to be asked to the dance.

Sure, we might not end up on the prom court, but this city hasn’t got these kinds of admiring glances from so many people in a very long time.

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