Tonight, the Ward 2 #MLS2LV public outreach meeting took place in the auditorium of Rogich Middle School.
A one-page survey and box of pens were offered at the door. My staff and I collected the results. Tonight, Sarah and I sorted out the responses based on where folks are registered to vote.
Of those who could be identified as Las Vegas citizens, three came from Stavros Anthony’s Ward 4. All three (100%) opposed the stadium proposal after the City put its best pro-stadium feet forward, including a long, angry speech from the Mayor.
23 hailed from Ward 2 (my ward). 6 (26%) were in support, 13 (57%) were opposed and 4 (17%) were undecided. One of those in support is the spouse of a team executive. Can’t blame her for weighing in!
The rest are registered to vote outside the City of Las Vegas but inside Clark County. 6 of 8 (75%) were in support while the other 2 (25%) were opposed.
One fellow came from outside Clark County (Pahrump) to voice his support. Some of these soccer fans are very serious!
7 respondents declined to reveal their name or address. 4 (majority) were in favor; the rest (minority) were opposed.
This stadium proposal does seem more popular amongst soccer fans and professionals outside Las Vegas City Limits who will not be on the hook for any operating losses. Can’t say I blame them. Of course, it’s also popular with people planning to directly profit from it.
That’s 42 survey forms turned in, including a few from people closely affiliated with the team. The Review Journal’s Alan Snel tweeted reported total attendance at about 60. So 18 or so people were city staff and developer staff there to do the convincing, and did not turn in survey forms.