Major Leaguer wrote: mntenbears wrote: Major Leaguer wrote:
I have studied the economics behind subsidizing professional sports stadiums. It has been concluded that it is not advised for any city to contribute even a dime. It is simply not an economically sound decision for a city or state to make.
If you have ~20 minutes and are interested in this kind of thing, read this.http://www.uwlax.edu/faculty/anderson/m ... adiums.pdf
Economically sound decisions for a city or state to make ? lol
How many other countless decisions have our city and state governments made that aren't sound ? Please don't use that as a platform to something you happen to oppose...
You are saying because they have made mistakes in the past they should continue down the path and make more poor economic decisions?
I am a long suffering Browns fan. The last thing I would wish upon a good fan base like the Vikings is to have your team ripped from you. It is awful. Studies have conclusively shown that it is not in the best interest of the people to spend public monies on stadiums.
There are also countless social concerns associated with the professional football culture. Gambling, binge drinking, and pollution are just a few of the biggies. Of course there are social benefits but when all of the issues are measured, the bad outweigh the good.
As a huge football fan it is hard to say this: states that do not allocate public money to professional sports teams are better off than the ones that do.
You make good points, but keep in mind that fans are emotional and they are likely to let those emotions trick them into believing that stealing $xxxxx from every man, woman and child in a certain tax jurisdiction is not morally repugnant.
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