Thursday, August 21, 2008

John Elkington and Birmingham's Dome Stadium

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 4:00 AM

From the Birmingham News: The developer behind a planned downtown entertainment district told Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex board members today that knowing the location of a proposed domed stadium could help him finalize bank financing for his project.

Responding to a question from Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, John Elkington of Performa Entertainment Real Estate said being able to tell lenders that the proposed $500 million, 70,000-seat stadium is being built adjacent to the BJCC "would be a huge plus."

That prompted an exchange that suggested Langford might know the location ...

Judging from the rest of the story, now Elkington knows, even if most of the rest of Birmingham doesn't.

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