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    Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    With Long Islanders saying No to a new stadium of the NY Islanders of the NHL last week, do you feel that a tide is turning in regards to publicly funded sports arenas? Is this a beginning of people saying no of being the primary burden of major sports leagues or is this a drop in the bucket. As it stands (in my research) now the next stadium fights would be the Metrodome (Minnesota Vikings), Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills) and the possible relocation of the Oakland A's if they don't get a new deal.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    The tide will start to turn. Then teams will relocate to get their deals, and it will turn back again.

    Something will happen in Minnesota. There's a deal on the table using the site of an abandoned munitions plant. Ralph Wilson Stadium was renovated a few years ago. Those are the ones I can comment on because I'm a native of Buffalo, and a resident of Minneapolis. I have no idea about Oakland.


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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    With Long Islanders saying No to a new stadium of the NY Islanders of the NHL last week, do you feel that a tide is turning in regards to publicly funded sports arenas? Is this a beginning of people saying no of being the primary burden of major sports leagues or is this a drop in the bucket. As it stands (in my research) now the next stadium fights would be the Metrodome (Minnesota Vikings), Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills) and the possible relocation of the Oakland A's if they don't get a new deal.
    I sure hope more and more see the folly of carrying the expense of the stadiums and not getting to share in the profits.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The tide will start to turn. Then teams will relocate to get their deals, and it will turn back again.

    Something will happen in Minnesota. There's a deal on the table using the site of an abandoned munitions plant. Ralph Wilson Stadium was renovated a few years ago. Those are the ones I can comment on because I'm a native of Buffalo, and a resident of Minneapolis. I have no idea about Oakland.
    Oakland's fight has been going on since mid 2000, however I do not know the lease information on their current building but once in awhile the issue comes up in the sports media.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    With Long Islanders saying No to a new stadium of the NY Islanders of the NHL last week, do you feel that a tide is turning in regards to publicly funded sports arenas? Is this a beginning of people saying no of being the primary burden of major sports leagues or is this a drop in the bucket. As it stands (in my research) now the next stadium fights would be the Metrodome (Minnesota Vikings), Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills) and the possible relocation of the Oakland A's if they don't get a new deal.
    I don't see why a multi-billion dollar industry can't pay for their own stadiums and upgrades.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    I have never done any research into this …... Just applied common sense, if there was a profit to be made from building a stadium, then I believe that the sports industry themselves would do it. Simply by asking that the cities build them a new stadium tells me there is little if any profit to be made.

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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    The whole concept is a scam. It only works because its easy to find chumps if you have an entire country to choose from. Its pathetic how wealthy corporations expect the government to give them handouts, and even more pathetic how governments are so willing to get on their knees. You invest in a stadium, you get a share of profits. Anything less is ripping off the taxpayer.

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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Y'all should look up the deal for the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. It was barely approved by voters on the basis of cost, they claimed the money would come from increased tourism. Then the stadium was about 10x more than predicted and Arlington will be paying on it for years while the city deteriorates just like the last city to house the stadium did.
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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Y'all should look up the deal for the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. It was barely approved by voters on the basis of cost, they claimed the money would come from increased tourism. Then the stadium was about 10x more than predicted and Arlington will be paying on it for years while the city deteriorates just like the last city to house the stadium did.

    I'll never get used to driving out to the airport and Texas Stadium not being there.

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    Re: Public Funding of Sports Stadiums

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I'll never get used to driving out to the airport and Texas Stadium not being there.
    it's weird. i remember doing girl scout overnights out there as a kid.
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