In pushing for Harrison Square, Mayor Graham Richard is right to stress that it is drawing private investment, a must for any such project to succeed:
“It's not about the baseball stadium, it's about the investors,” Richard said of Hardball Capital, the Atlanta-based company that owns Fort Wayne's minor league team and has committed $5 million to the proposed stadium. “If it were just a downtown stadium, I never would have proposed it.”
But that overstates the case a little, doesn't it? It's at least partly about the baseball stadium. If an investor came to us with a great idea for a landfill or a hog-farm downtown, I presume he would be turned down.