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Notes: New analysis says Potomac Yard financial estimates based on unprecedented pricing

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A new analysis of the proposal to move the Washington Capitals and Wizards to Alexandria said that pitch came with some “aggressive assumptions” about unprecedented prices, the Washington Post reported last week.

The report by Maryland-based public financing consulting firm MuniCap Inc. has not been released to the public but was obtained by The Washington Post.

The report said the financing plan assumes unprecedented pricing: fans will pay $75 for parking and $731 per night at a new luxury hotel. The analysis said the financial projections also assume the new development will host 53 more events annually in Alexandria than was hosted at the D.C. arena.

The Washington Post reported that the analysts said while none of those assumptions are “inherently unreasonable” they can’t be characterized as “conservative.”

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