No city control. No taxpayer dollars?

I heard from a very reliable source last night that the SF Hockey Association is in the planning stages to build their own $12 million dollar facility. This is good news for several reasons;

• The association and parents will have control of the facility and will reap the benefits from managing it.

• If successful, it will prove once and for all that these organizations can run a facility on their own without the help of the city and maybe start a trend in Sioux Falls.

• City beauracrats have proven time and time again that they are wasteful when running these kind of facilities.

• It will cost taxpayers of Sioux Falls $0 and for once the people who will use the facility will be the ones paying for it (makes sense? Huh?)

I want to commend the SFHA ahead of time, if this is their plan. It is good to see an organization taking the bull by the horns for once. This is how these special interest projects should be done in Sioux Falls.

6 Thoughts on “Is the Sioux Falls Hockey Association pursuing their own hockey rink?

  1. good stuff, man. love the private sector at work.

  2. Plaintiff Guy on December 5, 2009 at 5:51 pm said:

    Perfect but they should plan a location barely outside the city limits. Otherwise, there’s hell going through city maze and payoffs. It’s why all new development is happening in surrounding communities.

  3. Exactly. This is THE model for ALL athletics and “extra-circular” activities – private clubs, privately funded. School is for scholarly activities – not “extra-circular” clap-trap. This is real pay-to-play and should NEVER be a taxpayer burden.

  4. We will see how this plays out.

  5. redhatterb on December 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm said:

    I think it sounds like a much better idea than the taxpayers paying for it.

  6. It benefits the SFHA to keep the venture private.

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