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Pro sports leagues are tax-exempt

Sports teams get tax breaks at many levels. Is that good for the taxpayer? CNN's Jake Tapper examines the situation.
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Kyle Seeley's curator insight, April 24, 2014 10:17 AM

Breaks for Sports teams.

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Rogel Noll - "The Economics and Politics of Stadium Subsidies in Pro Sports"

Stanford economics professor emeritus Roger Noll gave the 2010 Kim Thomas Interdisciplinary Lecture on Thursday, October 21 in A.J. Villalobos Hall. Noll's r...

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Sports subsidies in Texas: lotsa bucks, little bang

Sports subsidies in Texas: lotsa bucks, little bang | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
Promoters routinely hype the economic impact of sports events to get public subsidies. But in Texas, no one follows up to see if the promised revenues materialize.

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Why Stadium Subsidies Always Win: Q&A with J.C. Bradbury

"One of the things we often find about these stadiums," explains Kennesaw State University economist J.C. Bradbury, is that "[politicians and supporters] alw...
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Kyle Seeley's curator insight, April 24, 2014 10:18 AM

Why sports teams typically get subsidies.

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IL: Hidden deals, hefty subsidies keep sports teams in your city

IL: Hidden deals, hefty subsidies keep sports teams in your city | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
By Scott Reeder | Watchdog.org SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The most miraculous baseball play of 1988 didn’t happen in a...

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Jason Cain's curator insight, March 22, 2014 10:23 PM

Here again we see the benefits of having a major team in the area along with politicians that do not want to lose a team while they are in office. 

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Why Are Sports Franchises on Welfare? A Look Into Stadium Subsidies - Motley Fool

Why Are Sports Franchises on Welfare? A Look Into Stadium Subsidies - Motley Fool | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
Why Are Sports Franchises on Welfare? A Look Into Stadium Subsidies Motley Fool Not so anymore: today, nearly 80% of the cost of the average major league sports stadium falls on the government, and that's resulted in taxpayers losing more than $30...
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Sodo arena plan filled with subsidies, foes say

Sodo arena plan filled with subsidies, foes say | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
Opponents of the proposed Sodo arena say an economic analysis shows that taxpayers would subsidize the new sports facilities to the tune of $731 million, violating Initiative 91 which requires the city to make a profit on an investment in a sports...
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Pay to play: Why we gladly give franchises our money for new sporting venues ... - SB Nation

Pay to play: Why we gladly give franchises our money for new sporting venues ... - SB Nation | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
Pay to play: Why we gladly give franchises our money for new sporting venues ...
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Public funding of sports arenas and stadiums brings out venom typically reserved for the most heated on-court rivalries.
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Jason Cain's curator insight, March 22, 2014 10:29 PM

The article talks about the salary of players and elected officials that support the players. Also it mentions that big cities do benefit from having big time teams in their area. Politics are also mentioned in this article. When it comes to subsidies you will always see a politician in the background.

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NEW NEWS : Pro sports leagues are tax-exempt

GOP Senator Slams Pro Sports Leagues For Using Non-Profit Status ... thinkprogress.org/.../gop-senator-pro-sports-non... - Traduzir esta página 16/10/2012 --...
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Tens of thousands of sports clubs to get tax breaks to keep Olympic flame alive - Telegraph

Tens of thousands of sports clubs to get tax breaks to keep Olympic flame alive - Telegraph | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of sports clubs are to be handed tax breaks worth up to £50,000 each as part of the Government's attempt to boost the Olympic legacy.
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Melanie Dean's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:31 AM

Don't you wish you can get a tax break of 50,000!?

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Are Seattle taxpayers giving away $731M in arena subsidies? - KOMO News

Are Seattle taxpayers giving away $731M in arena subsidies? - KOMO News | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
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Are Seattle taxpayers giving away $731M in arena subsidies?
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Evaluating Subsidies for Professional Sports in the United States and Europe: A Public-Sector Primer

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Evaluating Subsidies for Professional Sports in the United States and Europe: A Public-Sector Primer


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Stadium Subsidies as a Form of Eminent Domain | Man, Economy ...

A common form of eminent domain taking, although it's not classified as such, is tax subsidies for sports stadiums: City A raises its sales tax and uses the proceeds to finance a new stadium for Team B.
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Maryland reportedly gets millions in travel subsidies in move to Big ...

Maryland reportedly gets millions in travel subsidies in move to Big ... | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
The Big Ten agreed to kick Maryland an additional $20 million to $30 million in travel subsidies as part of the agreement for the school to join the league in 2014. ... headlines… All Sports Topics » | All Sports Forums » ...
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Group says Seattle Arena getting $731 million in public subsidies

Group says Seattle Arena getting $731 million in public subsidies | Sports Subsidies | Scoop.it
A group said Tuesday that the Seattle Arena project gives investor Chris Hansen close to $731 million dollars in public subsidies.
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