The team stands to gain huge profits -- perhaps tens of millions more than it earns now -- from selling luxury suites, advertising, etc.
My reaction? Let me quote snarky Mike from AOL's FanHouse:
I, for one, will be able to sleep better at night knowing that the citizens of Orlando are coming through for Richard DeVos, who has a net worth of $3.5 billion and is only the 73rd most wealthy person in the U.S. I mean, if this guy was among the top 50 wealthiest people in the country, maybe he could afford to build his own arena, but 73rd? I mean, he's just a few billion dollars away from waiting in line for free milk and government cheese.Just what the world needs...another wealthy Republican who can't make it alone without help from taxpayers.