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    Sports Stadium Financing

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    Public Financing of Sports Stadiums “Never support public financing of a sports stadium. You as a taxpayer are virtually guaranteed to lose that game.” Over the past few decades, the debate over whether or not sports stadiums should be publically financed has caught more attention with tax payers. Many financial economists have come to agree that publicly financing sports stadiums is a bad investment. The public should not provide financial support of sports stadiums because they have little local impact, provide subsidies to already rich team owners, are not always long term and overall are poor investments. Local Economic Impact In the debate for public financing of sports stadiums, it has been argued whether or not stadiums provide…

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    Should the public be responsible for the cost of a new stadium in their city? It is a major question in today's society. In an article on pbs.org it states since the 1960’s, 91 sports stadiums have been built with public funding, 22 of them being fully paid for by the public (Elaine S. Povich). Instead of having the franchise owner fund these stadiums, which seems very reasonable considering they own the team, the public spends their money on these enormous stadiums. Football stadiums…

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    Dodger Stadium History

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    Americans already living in America. A similar situation occurred with beloved Dodger Stadium. Home to many championships, and Hall of Famers, Dodger Stadium has become one of the best-known baseball parks in the nation due to it being the third oldest ball. It is home to the Major League Baseball team The Los Angeles Dodgers, who once played in Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodger Stadium only stands where it does because of the many homes lost in the late 1940s in what is called Chavez Ravine.…

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    when they have to trip over ripped seats or bad lighting. The new thing in professional football is new stadiums with lots of great technology to replace the old, tattered ones. Now these new stadiums make fans feel really special. The…

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    With a background that includes swaying palm trees and the San Gabriel Mountains there is no other ballpark that you could be at other than Dodger Stadium. It’s the third oldest ballpark behind Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, but Dodger Stadium looks as if it is one of the newest stadiums in baseball while keeping its classic charm. Dodger Stadium was originally to open in 1961 but landslides and lawsuits delayed construction by a year. On April 10, 1962 the Los Angeles Dodgers played their…

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    thoughts on the second half of the game. However, despite the second half disappointment, the trip was a success. Not only did my grandson who is a big LSU fan get to see the campus and attend a game in Tiger Stadium, I had a whole day and night to pick on and aggravate my beautiful granddaughter. Life does not get much better than that! Our seats in the stadium were located just above cloud level. My acrophobia, which usually kicks into high gear on the first wrung of a ladder, never…

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    approximately $500 million, but will provide a brand new state-of-the-art stadium that Syracuse University and the community can be proud of. Of the $500 million, $450 will be spent on the rebuilding process of the new stadium, with the remainder being spent on 1) accommodating the football, basketball, and lacrosse teams including negotiations with Ralph Wilson Stadium; 2) bringing additional bleachers and seating arrangements…

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    Park Slope

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    In the last generation, municipalities have spent over ten billion dollars to build or refurbish stadiums in twenty-seven cities that host National Football League franchises. This, in large part, has contributed to the robust bottom line of America’s most prominent and successful profession sports organization. The NFL is projected to surpass $13 billion in revenues this year, over halfway to Commissioner Roger Goodell’s stated benchmark of $25 billion by the year 2027. Even with the NFL’s…

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    Deep Play In Sports

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    Review (2006). Introduction: The purpose of Kimberly Schimmel’s article is to dissect and examine how urban life intersects with the reputation and marketing of a city’s team and stadium. Schimmel’s article takes a hard look into how a city’s team and stadium garners the reputation that they hold. The first thing that Schimmel takes a look at within the article is the term, deep play. According to the article, the definition according to another scholar by the name of Clifford Geertz is that…

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    Stubhub Center Case Study

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    Soccer is starting to become a very popular sport in the United States, but it still cannot compete with its very own stadium like many of the successful teams in the city such as the Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers and the Kings. The LA Galaxy had to move through out three stadiums as a franchise, The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, The Rose Bowl, and Finally the StubHub Center (formally The Home Depot Center) which seems as this is their Home. The Stadium is located on CSU Dominguez Hills…

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