The Social Benefits of Bringing Back the Sonics | Slog | Sports: Their Impact on Economy and Culture | Scoop.it
If sports teams are so important, wheres the drive to get nascar? Its the number one sport in the country. ( by capita or some bullshit metric ) OH THATS RIGHT NASCAR DIDNT BREAK UP WITH THE CITY AND DIDNT LEAVE ...

 

Having a Professional Sports team in a city provides those living in it with a sense of pride and presence, according to this article. Despite the fact that building massive areanas for these teams makes no economic sense, the argument for the social benefits of having a professional sports team certainly outweigh the economic reasoning. One particular tool Mr. Staten takes a look at is the quality of life index of the city, which are benefits those living in the city can share without ever actually paying for them. In this case, watching the Sonics on tv or reading about them in the paper will do. In this article the argument has been made that professional sports teams are socially beneficial to a city.