Top-10 Reasons to Fix Husky Stadium 1. Husky Stadium is the oldest and largest stadium in the Northwest and deemed one of the 10 best places in the nation to watch football. 2. The Stadium's lower bowl at age 88 has reached the end of its useful life and is increasingly costly to maintain. 3. The use of public funds to rebuild a public facility is a century- old state policy. 4. Husky Stadium falls far short of meeting modern American Disability Act (ADA) standards and needs substantial renovation. 5. The proposed private investment of $150 million would be the largest private donation for any public building in Washington State's history. 6. The public tax sources requested are derived substantially from visitors. Husky Stadium football attendance by out-of-state visitors provides more tax revenue than the Seahawks at Qwest Field. 7. The tax sources requested are not available until 2013 at the earliest and thus are not available for other operating purposes in the 2009 -- 2011 biennium. 8. Current levels of stadium reserved taxes will be retained. Some taxes would be extended but none would be raised. These taxes are collected only in King County. 9. The project is currently under design and will be ready for groundbreaking in November 2009. This would allow completion before Sound Transit is fully engaged in constructing University Station (immediately adjacent to Husky Stadium). 10. Economic recovery in Washington State depends on our willingness to invest in job producing permanent improvements. Renovation of Husky Stadium would be an immediate and large contributor to job creation.For those looking for more information on the stadium issue, the proposed renovation and how they can contact their elected officials, you can click on the links below.
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Thanks to Dan Evans, Jr. for his help.