During the past month, Glenn Clark Radio has featured
interviews with Baltimore mayoral candidates
. In addition to other topics, the candidates discussed their views on two of the biggest sports-related issues facing Charm City -- the Preakness Stakes and the Royal Farms Arena. Here's what the candidates had to say:
"The fact is, the arena is in such a stage of age and disrepair that it will become, at some point, dangerous to operate. And so it has to be repaired or ... a new arena has to be built."
- Mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry on the future of Royal Farms Arena
"There is no Preakness without Preakness at Pimlico. That's how I look at it. Those two things are intertwined."
- Councilman/mayoral candidate Nick Mosby on the threat of the Preakness being moved to Laurel Park
"The easiest thing to do is abandon something, but, you know, sometimes in Baltimore, we have a bad habit of abandoning things that are working."
- Mayoral candidate David Warnock on the possibility of replacing Royal Farms Arena
"I don't think that the Preakness should go anywhere but stay in Baltimore City. I think the investment should be made into the track, or alternately, there's been talk about having a great sports complex at Camden Yards and moving the Preakness to Camden Yards."
- Councilman/mayoral candidate Carl Stokes on the future of the Preakness
"I would want everyone to do everything that they can to keep the Preakness here. It is one of the jewels of the Triple Crown, and it certainly does put Baltimore on the map."
- State Sen./mayoral candidate Catherine Pugh on the possibility of the Preakness leaving Pimlico
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Issue 220: April 2016