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Stop Subsidizing Stadiums

charlesthehammer Wrote: May 21, 2012 8:11 AM
We have the same problem here in Nashville. Bud Adams (Titans owner) gets all revenues from the stadium, be it religious conventions or whatever. He is guaranteed a profit even if no one shows up for a game. Property taxes have been raised several times to pay for this, supposedly profitable, farce. Once again, if the proposed venue cannot be supported by private contributions, it shouldn't be supported by taxpayers.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: May 21, 2012 8:40 AM
I have to laugh at you in Nashville.
Bud Adams conned the city of Houston into removing that super scoreboard from the Astrodome years ago and replace it with 10,000 new seats.
None of those new seats sold, and now even the Dome sits idle.
If those owners want a new freakin' stadium, let THEM build it (and I say this as Houston now has FOUR NEW sports venues).
When will we EVER learn?

Never trust politicians to negotiate with jocks; the jocks will win millions of taxpayer dollars and embarrass fans by losing games.

I didn’t always feel opposition to public stadiums; I enjoy attending live sporting events; I like wearing my NFL, NHL and MLB gear and rooting for my favorite teams. But I’m not buying the “Stadiums create jobs!” chant anymore. Here’s why:

1.) Caving To Jocks

Politicians care more about looking cool in front of jocks than representing their constituents. Case in point: The new Vikings Stadium.

Remember the old Metrodome with the roof that collapsed under snow last December? The...