Dallas United Crew officials visited the Advocate offices Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, to discuss their plans to build a floating boat house near Mockingbird and Buckner on White Rock Lake.
Team coach Jonathan Stevens, president Donna Swanson and vice president Belinda McDonnell talked with Advocate editors Christina Hughes Babb and Rick Wamre about the $3 million-plus facility, its funding, the group’s membership and the city’s role in the project’s development, funding and eventual ongoing maintenance, assuming that the Dallas Park Board and Dallas City Council eventually approve the group’s plans.
Here are a few notes to help you navigate the audio:
1:56 How does it benefit anyone outside exclusive crew team?
11:30 Couldn’t you do this stuff without a new facility?
13-ish Were they kicked out of boathouse?
18:15 When did you start exploring the idea of this new boathouse?
23:30 Will just any ol’ person be able to walk into the new facility?
27:20 How much will this thing cost? And how are you raising the funding?
36:20 Addressing public/private partnership.