This has the potential to bring in a lot of new businesses to the area. The track and field is supposed to be nice enough to hold national events. Great for the city!
Oh god, another govt project that'll cost 5x as much as it should and then promise 20x the benefits. Then hires an operator that bails after 2 years since, surprise, they're not making money.
This is as bad as any billion dollar sports stadium that team owners get for free. Usually the jobs are selling beer and parking cars for what, 8 games a year (NFL).
Then, like convention centers, when it bleeds money, we'll get told we just haven't spent enough yet (I'll give govt credit, they'll never lose that argument).
Govt and profitable enterprises are opposite end of the spectrum - At least in Portland.