Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Amphitheater proliferation

Did someone in the Triad clip a 2-for-1 coupon for amphitheaters?

At the end of October, the Greensboro City Council discovered that a $95,000 amphitheater was being constructed on land next to the Greensboro Coliseum complex.

However, already in the planning stages was the Triad Park Amphitheater. Now, the Forsyth and Guilford County commissioners have given the WAR Memorial Foundation permission to raise money for the Triad Park Amphitheater and an accompanying "Carolina Field of Honor."

As if two amphitheaters aren't too many already, the new WAR Memorial Foundation project risks not only being confused with the Coliseum Complex project, which is being built next to somewhat crumbly War Memorial Auditorium (which itself is located along War Memorial Drive) but also being confused with the decidedly crumbly War Memorial Stadium.

Haven't our war veterans experienced enough of this type of incoherent "planning?" Let's honor them by restoring the memorials that have already been erected to first-class status.