Stadium Subsidies

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Striking Out in DC?

The stadium for the Washington Nationals cost over $600 million, most of it in public funding.  A key selling point

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Phoenix Coyotes Declare Bankruptcy

The Phoenix Coyotes (the old Winnipeg Jets) have declared bankruptcy. From the Arizona Republic (HT Warren Meyer): Less than an

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Teams Leave Before the Debt Does

The Red Sox want spiffier spring training digs in Fort Myers, Florida, and the locals of Lee County will oblige. 

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Arena subsidies: Not just for big cities anymore

While the huge subsidies handed out for new facilities in the big leagues get the most press here at the

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Ice Hockey Success in the Sun Belt

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by John Miller about a story he was writing on the Phoenix

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Message to the Vikings: You Can Have Our Taxes, But You'll Never Get Our Convention Business!!!

The Minnesota Vikings raised some eyebrows with a presentation they gave about their proposal for a new stadium. A red

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If You Oppose Stadium Subsidies, then You Might Be a Deadbeat

Have you ever wondered about the demographics of people who oppose stadium subsidies?  Me neither, but here's something from Savethevikes.org,

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Mixed Use Developments

The former Richmond Braves have moved into their new place in Gwinnett, Ga. (with a quote by JC Bradbury of

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Baseball Players vs. Bankers

Today in his blog, Paul Krugman blasts President Obama for comparing banking executive pay to baseball players' earnings. In a

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New York PILOT Decision, Part II

I was in Washington DC last Thursday testifying in a hearing that is part of the ongoing investigation by the

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Sports Palaces and Municipal Debt

Sports facilities play a prominent role in Steven Malanga's article in today's WSJ, "America's Municipal Debt Racket."  Neither Malanga nor

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Subsidies: The Gifts that (taxpayers) Keep on Giving

Happy holidays, loyal TSE readers. Here at The Sports Economist, we like to keep track of who has been naughty

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