Nationals Park turns out to have cost more than planned. Not a big surprise. But disappointing all the same. The original figure was $611 million; the final cost is $693 million.
What really caught my eye was that “The team refused to pay rent for much of the year because it claimed the facility wasn’t finished.”
Bear in mind that the Nats only paid for $20 million of the $693 million. Not only did they pay less than 3% of construction costs, but they’ve apparently been shirking on their rent, too.
Try pulling that with your landlord and see what happens.
I won’t. I like having a roof over my head. What a sweetheart deal.