- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)35
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)16
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
New stadium would show fans are appreciated
To the editor:
The proposed ballpark for the St. Louis Cardinals is an all too rare deal in baseball today. It's a facility designed with the needs of the fans in mind. It would have 15 percent more inexpensive seats than Busch Stadium. And those seats would be closer to the action because this park would be designed in the traditional ballpark style.
But best of all, the new ballpark and the Ballpark Village that goes with it would be built with no new taxes. The Cardinal organization is funding two-thirds of it outright, and the rest would be financed by tax revenue from the ballpark itself and the Ballpark Village businesses.
Lots of Major League teams run fan appreciation night promotions. The new ballpark would be a much more meaningful way for the Cardinals to show their appreciation to the fans. It's a pretty good deal for the taxpayers too. I hope the state legislature supports it.