On Saturday, during a “tailgate” party for the Albuquerque-based liberal soccer team “New Mexico United,” Albuquerque Democrat Mayor Tim Keller joined the crowd to make a major announcement about the team’s future.
During the event, Keller said “We are sending a resolution to the council on Monday to put a bond for a new stadium on the ballot this November,” another boondoggle that taxpayers will no doubt be stuck footing the bill for, much like the ART (Albuquerque Rapid Transit) project, which has been widely criticized as a failure. The bond would raise taxes on Albuquerque residents, already hurting due to Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s strict lockdown that killed 40% of New Mexico businesses.
According to the Denver-based consulting firm CAA Icon, the stadium would cost between $65 and $70 million.
At the tailgate event, Keller took the stage with the team’s owner Peter Trevisani (who was wearing a Black Lives Matter-inspired fist t-shirt) and made the announcement while holding a flag for the City of Albuquerque. The team has long been a proponent of the Marxist Black Lives Matter hate group and the LGBT agenda.
The sites under consideration for the proposed new stadium are the Railyard Site, Coal and Broadway, 12th and I-40, and 2nd and Iron.
Keller has long been known to have Albuquerque taxpayers foot the bill for expensive projects, such as his $30,000 rainbow crosswalk and the creation of the city’s “Office of Equity and Inclusion.”
Keller faces a tough re-election with Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales running for the job and outraising the incumbent mayor.