I actually thought Comcast Spectacor controlled all the parking, but maybe they just manage it? But I was referring more to the Live complex and now the new hotel/casino. The Cubs have that sort of thing going on all around Wrigley Field, which is of course also a vibrant urban neighborhood rather than a complex. Hotel, multiple bars and restaurants, they also bought a bunch of the private rooftop viewing clubs. All empty now. And they financed the whole thing, including the Wrigley renovation and the original purchase of the club. They are heavily leveraged - though they ain't poor, and I don't feel sorry for 'em!
It seems like a combination of pandemic fire sale and a Tampa-like mentality. Obviously Hoyer knew what he was signing up for. There's also something to be said for doing it early rather than late. But it's different when you have the ring already.
I remember when the Padres went on their first spending spree and Preller was roundly mocked, especially after they didn't win. Heck, we got Eflin from that period. But he was able unload or get past most of his mistakes. We're still living with some of ours.