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Cowboys Stadium Financing

This story from the Dallas Morning News has some good details on the public/private contributions to paying off the bonds

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Portugal’s Hangover

Portugal hosted Euro 2004, a fantastic tournament with a surprise winner in Greece. But as the financial crisis unfolds, some

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Signs of Life in the Sports Economy

Spring training in Florida set an attendance record — of sorts — in 2010: From March 2nd through April 3rd,

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Muni Bond Watch Turns to Sports Facilities

In recent years a handful of top-level teams have gone through or flirted with bankruptcy.  This is a global phenomenon,

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Deals, Deals, Deals

The University of Colorado will join Nebraska and Utah as members of the Pac-10 in 2011 after negotiating a $6.863

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How We Develop Basketball Talent

Today’s WSJ has a review of the book, Play Their Hearts Out, by SI reporter George Dohrman.  The book examines

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Student Demand for College Sports

Funding has dried up for a lot of things in the Great Recession, including college sports programs. At Cal State

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Dallas TV Reporter Examines the Numbers on Economic Impact

Economists can write papers which illustrate the lack of economic impact from major sports until we’re blue in the face. 

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The IMF Surveys the Impact of Mega-Events

The latest issue of the IMF’s journal, Finance and Development, has a number of essays on the impact of hosting

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Stadium Debt

Stadium debt, in some cases, hangs around a lot longer than the teams that once played in them. From the

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“Give the World Cup bid a red card”

That’s the title of co-blogger Dennis Coates’ piece in today’s LA Times.  Dennis may be too proud to call attention

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“As Stadiums Vanish, Their Debt Lives On”

Ken Belson digs into the financial legacy of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in today’s New York Times.  In short, it’s

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