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Stop Subsidizing Stadiums

sc.surveyor Wrote: May 21, 2012 2:55 PM
I agree with the article. I'm a football fan, but let the teams build their own stadium without my money. I'm also a NASCAR fan. I'm pretty sure every race track in the country operates on it's own without subsidies, and that private business model likely brings the venue owner more of a return than taxpayer funding ever would. I doubt Churchill Downs has ever received taxpayer money at that place does fabulous business to be open only, what, one day a year? Does anyone know of other sports that receive none of my money?

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...