This is one of the craziest local stories I've read in a long time.
Seems back in 2005 when the St. Louis Jones Dome hosted the NCAA men's Final Four basketball tournament, extra bleachers were purchased for 3 million dollars. After the tournament these bleachers were stored and remained stored ever since for a cost of $13,000 a month. A month!
Now we learn that after officials bought the bleachers the NCAA changed their rules. Now cities vying for a Final Four must use the NCAA's own bleachers. So the ones taxpayers bought can't be used in pursuit of the tournament. "Since 2009 taxpayers here have paid nearly a million dollars in rental charges to store the obsolete bleachers. Officials couldn't sell them or find anyone to donate them too. They're re retaining a company to haul them away for scrap."
No one wants them and they've been kept tucked away with a money clock ticking away 13,000 dollars a month. Obsolete probably the wrong term. It's just that the NCAA wants their own style and nothing else. Surely some school out there would take them.