After snowfall along the I-25 corridor Sunday be on the lookout for slick road conditions tonight and during your Monday morning commute. Some areas picked up several inches of snow through the day and, while additional snowfall is not expected to continue, snow packed and wet roadways will freeze overnight as temperatures drop into the teens. Bundle up and take it slow as you head out on the roads. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
The City of Colorado Springs released an economic feasibility study, “Market & Economic Impacts of Relocating Sky Sox Stadium to Downtown” on Monday.
The City hired Summit Economics, LLC earlier this year to forecast the impact of a downtown stadium and multi-use event center in the Springs. The study states that the economic and fiscal impacts for the city as a result of a new stadium would be driven primarily by out-of-town visitors.
The study estimates that a new downtown baseball stadium could increase local jobs by 224 and that those new jobs could create an approximate $6 million in household earnings.
Total construction costs for a new stadium are expected to be approximately $60 million, creating 440 direct jobs and another 221 indirect jobs for the 1 year construction period, and more than $1 million in City sales tax revenues.
The complete feasibility study will be released on Monday, July 8 following the formal submission of the city’s application to the State of Colorado under the Regional Tourism Act. The application includes a proposal for four major projects that would increase tourism from out-of-state.
We're reading over the study today and we'll let you know what we find out.
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