I can't believe they convinced the taxpayers to fork over money for that stadium. Even the Mayor was adamantly opposed to the idea.
If not for that the Fish would be on their way out of town for sure, probably to Charlotte or Nashville or some other mid-sized market that can actually support a team.
Loria tried to do the same thing in Montreal when he owned the Expos. Will go down as the worst owner in professional sports history. Worse than Modell or Shinn or Bennett. Got one team moved then swindled the citizens of another to build a new stadium only to sell off the team.