Letter: Dick Kramer, Leesburg

Editor: I’ve lived in Leesburg for 25 years and I’ve heard and seen some really stupid things happen. Most by ignorance or lack of information. Some I’m still trying to figure out. But this latest one isn’t funny or ignorant. It is criminal.  

Our Board of Supervisors took $15,000,000 of our money and secretly (probably because they knew we would never allow it we knew) and backed a hair-brained, loser of a deal that anyone with an ounce of brains had to know would never, ever fly. Soccer, either second grade, junior high or professional is not, repeat, not a cash cow. It has been pushed and shoved for the past 50 years and does not sell in America. It never will. To pump that kind of money into a professional team goes beyond my ability to understand. Now it’s $25,000,000. Does that include the $17,000,000 over budget for God knows what kind of grading and parking and walkways. 

We will never, ever get this money back. You can bet on it. They have put our money in a hole that has no bottom. This can’t be fixed. Our money is gone.  

I work, pay taxes. They go up, these fools waste it. I am so angry I can’t write how I feel. These fools have spent $42,000,000 and expect a losing operation to pay it back at $621,000 a year. Are you kidding? They have yet to make a penny off of this deal and now they tell them to keep any money they have so they can keep their office open. This is insane. These people are insane. They’re making me insane. People are in jail for less than this. They stole this money from every person in this town. Forget it, I’m going to go slam a door on my head.          

Dick Kramer, Leesburg

3 thoughts on “Letter: Dick Kramer, Leesburg

  • 2020-05-26 at 3:35 pm

    Indeed. The price tag is likely well north of 50 million, and climbing.

    I keep wondering when some smart aggressive reporter is going to start drilling down on this. There will be some folks packing boxes whenever that happens.

  • 2020-05-27 at 8:10 am

    You make a serious point but if the local community gave a damn they would insist on qualified BOS candidates and actually vote in local elections. Are we still burying more garbage than planned? Are we solving interstate commutation problems on Route 9 and Route 15 north of Leesburg? Are we still under assessing the Greenway as we cry about toll levels? Are we fully supporting our local non-profit charities as the BOS pushes to give money to organizations without even the condition they are not political donors or even live in Loudoun? Has there been “ANY” progress getting local utilities to enhance western Loudoun access to high speed wireless internet? Are we even. forcing VDOT to. maintain local roads including dead tree removal, width and safety corrections (New Valley Church and Montressor Roads) and ditch repairs? Luckily we didn’t get a baseball stadium in Loudoun which prior BOS members tried to get through so this STUPIDITY (or worse) has been going on for a long time and until everyone gets off the couch and votes it will continue. 🙂

  • 2020-05-27 at 10:44 am

    I agree with writer Kramer, soccer is boring, I would rather watch my paint dry. It is not interesting to watch and in Europe tends to attract unruly crowds. Who wants to watch a bunch of sweaty people run around kicking a ball…with low or no scoring. Not the NFL, or NBA for sure. Only MLB is more mind numbing. Use the money to fix some other infrastructural problems we have in LoCo.

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