View Poll Results: Should stadiums/arenas be publicly financed?

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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Absolutely not, although I see nothing wrong with the taxpayers funding some upgrades around the stadiums, like freeway offramps and the like. The city is going to get more in tax income because of the stadium, therefore they should put something into improving the area around it.
    This is pretty much how my opinion on the matter has evolved. My only caveat to your freeway off-ramp part would be if it's an off-ramp that goes to the stadium/arena only. Then, I would say 'no'. If it's for an otherwise public street, no problem.
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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This is pretty much how my opinion on the matter has evolved. My only caveat to your freeway off-ramp part would be if it's an off-ramp that goes to the stadium/arena only. Then, I would say 'no'. If it's for an otherwise public street, no problem.
    I don't even mind if it goes straight to the stadium, the more people the city can funnel to the stadium, the more tax revenue they will make.
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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    Whenever a team threatens to move, my thought now is, "Ok. See ya. I got tv."
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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    Yes.
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    No, but infrastructure improvements around it could be. (Streets, utility upgrades, etc.)
    Other.

    I voted no. I think states and cities should be banned from using tax payer dollars to fund these things and they should be banned from giving for profit groups or companies tax breaks.
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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I voted no. I think states and cities should be banned from using tax payer dollars to fund these things and they should be banned from giving for profit groups or companies tax breaks.
    I'm with you on the tax break thing.

    I'm also with you, for the most part, on the stadium/arena thing. My only departure is I'm ok with a city funding surrounding infrastructure upgrades that the entire city can benefit from every day all year.
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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    Owners of the teams should pay for the stadium.
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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    I said no

    I will say yes only to public stadiums used by non professional sports associations/leagues.

    In Canada multiple small hockey arenas are located in every city, to allow for minor league hockey to be played. In that case I would say yes. For professional sports, where the team gets basically the revenue and profit, definitely not
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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    Yes.
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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    If we are talking about the stadiums dedicated to professional sports, absolutely not. Facilities oriented toward use by general public could be paid for via municipal or state bonds retired via user fees and lotteries.

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    Re: Should stadiums and arenas be publicly financed?

    No. They are financed through advertising and ticket sales, so those who actually use the stadium will pay for it in the end. In addition, this is mere entertainment, not a public necessity.

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