Friday, May 22, 2009
Stupid Ass City in Indiana Builds Stadiums Just to Destroy Them
Fort Wayne Indiana—This stupid ass city, the second biggest in the state of Indiana, enjoys building stadiums only to demolish them barely a decade later.
The latest casualty in this lame-o city is Memorial Stadium, former home of the Fort Wayne Wizards, a minor league baseball team which had its name changed to the Tin Caps.
The last event in Memorial Stadium, a monster truck rally/motocross competition, was held just a week before the stadium will be torn down.
“We like wasting money here,” says Randy Brown, who is general manager of the Memorial Coliseum, a short walk across the parking lot from the stadium. “They enlarged the Coliseum a few years ago, and I can’t wait until they tear that down and build another one downtown, preferably right next to Parkview Field, which replaced Memorial Stadium.”
As for the Tin Caps strange name, it’s based on Johnny Appleseed, a guy who wore a cooking pot on his head and walked around planting trees. His grave is across the parking lot from the Coliseum. Cynical residents refer to the team as the “Potheads.”
Residents hoped the condos, which were going to be built along with a hotel to go with the new stadium would also be torn down, but the jokes on them—they aren’t going to be built.
Instead, a brand new iMax theater will be constructed downtown.
The theater, scheduled to be completed in 2012, will be demolished in 2022.
Posted by Gloria at 7:43 PM