Let’s go back to yesterday’s Insider Louisville piece by Boris Ladwig, because it clears the way for Team Gahan’s own clarification-to-come:
Neace said that he expects the stadium and the club’s planned soccer academy to be built in two locations, because of space constraints. That means, for example, the academy could be in downtown Louisville, with a stadium in New Albany, or vice versa. Or either venue could be at the east or west ends of Louisville.
Simple mistake; we meant academy, not stadium. Lower ranking city officials might wish to let their cell phones die tonight.
Meanwhile, here’s the next economic “development” chess move. I’ve heard about the fog of war, but this one’s convoluted, isn’t it?
A STATEMENT FROM LOUCITY CHAIRMAN JOHN NEACE, by Louisville City FC, 01/04/17, 10:15AM EST
“Louisville City FC’s board continues moving forward with development of a soccer-specific stadium in Louisville. While other markets around the region have expressed interest, construction of a venue in Louisville is our priority. We plan to be part of the city’s growth and feel that a stadium in its urban core is best for our fan base and the club’s continued success.”