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Study: Taxpayer-Backed NBA Arenas Don’t Help Local Economies | Streetsblog.net

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Over the last few decades, sports franchise owners have been hugely successful in convincing governments to give them money in the form of taxpayer-funded stadiums and arenas. A favored approach is to threaten to pull up stakes and move a team, and its attendant economic benefits, to another city.


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Is This Mechanized Wooden Dome The Future Of Indoor Sports Arenas?

Is This Mechanized Wooden Dome The Future Of Indoor Sports Arenas? | Sports Facility Management - Megan Barrett | Scoop.it
Remember way back in 2010 when an epic storm bested the Metrodome in Minneapolis?

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The 21 Most Innovative Gyms in the U.S.

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Get excited: Boring, big box gyms might soon be a thing of the past. Read on to see who tops Greatist’s list of the most innovative, inspirational, and overall kick-ass gyms in the country. (21 most innovative gyms in US.

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Gyms are 'no-go zones' for disabled people, say campaigners

Gyms are 'no-go zones' for disabled people, say campaigners | Sports Facility Management - Megan Barrett | Scoop.it
Many local facilities are partially inaccessible and will struggle to cope with increased demand in wake of Paralympics...
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Sports stadiums go green: from Croke Park to Minnesota Twins ...

Sports stadiums go green: from Croke Park to Minnesota Twins ... | Sports Facility Management - Megan Barrett | Scoop.it
Since the baseball stadium of the Minnesota Twins set a new standard in 2010 when it opened its new target field using a rainwater recycling system to meet 50pc of its water needs, what have other stadiums around the globe ...

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Jeremy Allen's curator insight, September 21, 2013 9:35 PM

More stadiums will continue to go green in the near future.

daviscraine's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:14 PM

Its great to see so many stadiums going green!

 

David Foster's curator insight, April 27, 2015 8:27 AM

Facility management can be one of the most difficult aspects of a managers job. Having an efficient and "green" stadium will definitely help, and is the wave of the future.

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As Arenas Go Green, Will Fans Follow?

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Starting first with individual sports teams and then expanding to leagues, the environmental movement has won converts.

 

In a new report titled “Game Changer: How the Sports Industry Is Saving the Environment,” the Natural Resources Defense Council presents case studies of greening initiatives by sports leagues and franchises like switching from fossil fuels to solar energy, installing low-flush toilets to save water and conspicuously displaying recycling bins.


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Hockey Community is testing dematerialized schedules in 5 rinks with QR Codes

Hockey Community is testing dematerialized schedules in 5 rinks with QR Codes | Sports Facility Management - Megan Barrett | Scoop.it
There's no better day than Hockey Day to announce our latest innovation:

Picture yourself entering your favorite rink. You ask yourself a few questions. When are the drop-in games, ice times, and public skating sessions?

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Gyms found to have breached disclosure requirements - Radio New Zealand

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3News NZGyms found to have breached disclosure requirementsRadio New ZealandIt says thousands of people may have entered into gym membership contracts without knowing their rights to full information.

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Obscure Florida Law Requires “TaxPayer Funded” Sports Stadiums ...

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Just Americans Making Ethical Statements Weblog. A Blog for Open Discourse ... Obscure Florida Law Requires “TaxPayer Funded” Sports Stadiums to be Used as Homless Shelter. January 25, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, ...

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Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:15 PM
Although I foresee a lot of logistical needs going into this, it makes sense to help out those in need. The mandate is a little extensive though. I would like to see other stadiums throughout the country catch on to this.
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If You Build It, They Might Not Come: The Risky Economics of Sports Stadiums - The Atlantic

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CBC.caIf You Build It, They Might Not Come: The Risky Economics of Sports StadiumsThe AtlanticIn June, the city council of Glendale, Arizona, decided to spend $324 million on the Phoenix Coyotes, an ice hockey team that plays in Glendale's...
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