Doesn't LCC''s contribution depend on what it thinks the city will get out of it? It won't simply be a profit / loss in terms of what money is in the city''s bank now.
It will help to regenerate an area that in turn will attract more business and more money. In the short term it will provide jobs to build it. There is then the opportunity to develop the area around Goodison. Perhaps the city buys that? There is the image of the city in the wider world which, again, attracts more business and wealth and so on.
I couldn't even begin to understand all the wheeling and dealing that will go on and neither, I suppose, will all those koppites.
Do I join their forum and subtly snd mischievously wind them up?