Let's see, the Olympic Committee's letter states that to be considered as the US candidate site for the 2024 Olympics a city must be able to provide .
1) 45,000 hotel rooms
2) an Olympic Village that houses 16,500
3) a 5,000 seat dining hall
4) media facilities for 15,000 reporters
5) an international airport
6) public transportation between the venues
While we mght be able to lie about Item #5 and claim that the Monroe County Aiport, I mean the "Rochester International Airport" actually IS an international airport (hey, you can ocassionally fly to/from Canada) I think we might have a small problem getting past those other 5 conditions, studies or no studies.
The most important actor on the Rochester theater scene in the past year was Mayor Richards who had the guts and the fiscal common sense to call the RBTL's bluff when they threatened to pull up stakes and move to Irondequoit.
Said Richards, “I’m trying to be consistent with respect to what I think the civic responsibility is to this project...It would be nice if [the theater] was downtown. It would be nice it if was in Midtown. But not at any price. Because while it’s important, it’s not necessarily the most important thing....I’m not going to get into a stampede, where somebody says, ‘Oh my gosh, it might go out to Irondequoit. You’ve got to come up with $80 million...If they can get some guy to pay for the whole thing and subsidize them, I guess that’s where they’re going to go.”
Luc de Nord - Auroras appear in the north, never in the east. And the Saturady displays never made it south of cental Canada.
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