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Thread: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I do not support public funded stadiums. Especially the high salaries paid to players, coaches, and owners.
    Yet some in CA think it is a good investment. didn't think LA had a team?
    L.A. City Council advances plan for new NFL stadium - CNN

    With all the talk about evil CEO's and rich people, you would think the general public would be fed up with tax payer money going to help pro team owners and the contracts many players get.
    An NFL return to LA has been in the works for a few years now but it's been more or less just talk. League expansion isn't as easy as some would like to believe as right now both the NBA, NHL and possibly MLB have had team contraction rumors spreading for at least two years. LA as it stands still remains to be a "threat" for other owners to use in order to get a new building.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Public money should be used for things which benefit society in general. Its most debatable if professional sports stadiums really benefit anyone other than the businessmen and their followers....however, if a good profit can be made...why not...but the profits(say 50%) should be returned to the public...I think its a good concept that athletics carry the academics(the way many colleges operate...)

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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Professional sports are a training course in irrational jingoism. Waste of time, money, and energy.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    I donít know, but I hope it will grow into a bigger movement.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    The Chicago Cubs are trying to get $400 million to rennovate a stadium that hasn't had baseball played in for over 100 years now.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Tax payers should not be propping stadiums especially when those tax payers are going to get charged for usage. Its like making everybody pay for a house and to maintain that house and then telling everyone who is paying for it that if they want to use it then they have to pay for it again.
    The best compromise I've heard comes from the Vikings stadium proposal where the increases in sales taxes to pay for the new stadium are mostly on football fans. Ticket surcharge, merchandise and concessions, parking...that sort of thing.

    At least the tax comes on those who want it.


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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The best compromise I've heard comes from the Vikings stadium proposal where the increases in sales taxes to pay for the new stadium are mostly on football fans. Ticket surcharge, merchandise and concessions, parking...that sort of thing.

    At least the tax comes on those who want it.
    Not a bad approuch. I still think that the money made and paid to owners, coaches and players is way to high. Cut salaries and use part of the revenue to fund thier own sprorts facilities. Think about it, if the NFL had to build their own stadiums with no taxpayer money, they would be more loyal to the market they build in. As it is now, proffessional sports use the threat of "we will move" if you don't give us x. As an example I would not be surprised to see the Arizona Coyotes (NHL) move in the next few years sticking Glendale with an ice rink.

    For those of you who support tax payer funded sports facilities. Would you support tax funds going to NASCAR, proffessional golf, horse racing? NASCAR brings in more money to Arizona than the NFL does. Yet the track was made from private dollars.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    As an example I would not be surprised to see the Arizona Coyotes (NHL) move in the next few years sticking Glendale with an ice rink.
    Where will they go? Not back to Winnipeg anymore. (It's the Phoenix Coyotes anyway. For some reason they and the Suns use "Phoenix" instead of "Arizona")

    For those of you who support tax payer funded sports facilities. Would you support tax funds going to NASCAR, proffessional golf, horse racing? NASCAR brings in more money to Arizona than the NFL does. Yet the track was made from private dollars.
    Wait for the next track. As it stands here, the state props up the horse races anyway. When the state government shut down, there were no races.


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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Sports Stadiums need to be privately sourced every time.

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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    The public shouldn't fund sports stadiums. Instead of spending hundreds of millions into projects that will either rot away, or will concentrate on a few people playing games, that kind of money should be spent on feeding people, helping people find jobs, or something other worthwhile.
    The private industry can plenty fund its own sport stadiums, and if given the grants, will do so. Face it. They make the profits, they take care of everything. The government doesn't have a hand in it. Just see if the stadiums are properly built to safety standards, give the grants, and take the hands off
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