The days of local governments caving to sports teams owners seems to be waning as more and more push back against public funding. That's a good thing, don't get me wrong, but a successful stadium *can* be a boon to a local economy (jobs, restaurants/bars around the stadium tend to benefit, etc). There just has to be more of an equal buy-in from the teams than they've been used to getting.

Now, whether it's a successful team (or likely to be) is a big question, and a lot of that has to do with local sports fanaticism. $30M is a lot to risk on finding out.