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Nine out of ten economists agree: Sports stadium subsidies are dumb

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Nine out of ten economists agree: Sports stadium subsidies are dumb. Posted on April 1, 2013 by Neil deMause. The Tampa Bay Times ran a story on Saturday headlined “How much do the Tampa Bay Rays boost the local economy?

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Jon Brewer's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:07 PM

Maybe nine out of ten economists agree, but one out of one here thinks along with the nine; subsidies only help owners and players, not the little people that have to pay for it.

benjamin logsdon's comment, August 25, 2013 4:21 AM
rich get richer pyramid schemes to take from the hard working and honest
Librada DC Smith's curator insight, January 24, 2014 6:26 PM

An interesting article on how study after study shows that sports teams have minimal economic impact on a city.

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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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Sodo arena plan filled with subsidies, foes say

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


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FCC Moves to End Sports Blackouts

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The Federal Communications Commission officially set in motion late Wednesday a proposal to end the 40-year-old rule preventing a cable or satellite operator from carrying a National Football League game blacked out on local TV.

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Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events? · Econ Journal Watch: sports, subsidies, stadiums, arenas

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

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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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Pay to play: Why we gladly give franchises our money for new sporting venues ... - SB Nation

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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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Group says Seattle Arena getting $731 million in public subsidies

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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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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 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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