Ballpark built, but nobody came | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ballpark built, but nobody came

Posted By on Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 3:09 PM

What a shock.

Springdale has discovered that taxing the locals to build a new ballpark didn't prove to be a spur to ballpark neighborhood development. This is just the Dallas Cowboy stadium experience writ small. And dozens of Bass Pro Shops. And on and on. North Little Rock's ballpark hasn't been able to support a new restaurant full-time on premises, much less across the street.

Just like in Dallas, Springdale boosters are blaming the economy for the failure of their grandiose field of dreams promises to come true. Not to worry, Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse said. A new freeway interchange will make all the difference. Uh huh.

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