With budgetary debates beginning to ensue, the midsize Ohio town of Surville is stuck between spending $50 million on its excess potholes occupying every city street, and building an independent minor league soccer team.
Many of the town’s 70,000 residents have asked city officials to fill the potholes as they’ve grown and deepened in past years. City councilmen, though, added that they think residents would appreciate having an independent minor league soccer team just as much as safe roads, if not more so.
“We have enough money for one of these two things,” Councilman Jon Benson said. “The impact an independent minor league soccer team would have on our community is undeniable. It would be such a boon for the city, we could probably one day have revenues for other projects, like fixing potholes.”