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Let's Talk About The NM United Stadium Proposal

Aug 6, 2021
Courtesy Josh Lane / New Mexico United

  Let’s Talk New Mexico 8/12 8am: If you’ve seen black and gold T-shirts, jerseys, and flags around Albuquerque, you’ve seen fans of New Mexico United. The professional soccer team has been generating excitement in our state  since the team was first announced in 2018, and their home games at Isotopes Park are almost always sold out. Recently New Mexico United and the City of Albuquerque released a proposal for a new 10,000 - 12,000 seat stadium  to serve as the home of the team. The cost? An estimated $65-$75 million dollars. The location? That is to be determined.

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On a chilly night deep in the South Valley right along the Albuquerque city limits, a group of people dressed in heavy coats gathered on a street corner. These residents of the Vecinos del Bosque neighborhood gathered to protest a new co-housing development project that would put 27 new houses between their historic neighborhood and the Rio Grande. They waved flashlights on their signs for cars passing by. One read ‘plant trees not condominiums.’

Courtesy South Valley Studio Tour

Women's Focus, 11/9, Sat 12pm: The third annual South Valley Studio Tour takes place November 10 in Albuquerque's South Valley. It's an opportunity to see  20 artists in their studios and experience the beautiful and often little-known parts of this culturally rich part of Albuquerque.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 8/9 8a: One way to help make cities more affordable and accessible is to increase density. If housing is close to businesses, schools and entertainment, people can utilize public transportation and take advantage of new amenities. But some neighborhood leaders in Albuquerque worry that new development in the city may push out existing residents. How can we balance both needs? We'd like to hear from you! Email LetsTalk@kunm.org, tweet with #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show.