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Let's Learn From Other Stadium Deals

Baseball Gloves

The Hidden World of Stadium Deals

How did the Marlins swindle Miami taxpayers out of a new stadium ... which many consider one of the worst stadium deals in history? Think it can't happen to St. Petersburg? There's a tried-and-true playbook. 

What You Need to Know 

Baseball and Mitt

So Your City Wants to Build a Stadium. Here’s What to Know.

Stadium negotiations in the U.S. can be filled with half-truths and exaggerated arguments. 

It’s important for local leaders and taxpayers to understand one simple fact: Sports stadiums are provably ineffective economic development tools. There is 30 years of analysis and data to back this up... and believing hype that 'This time will be different' ... we would do so only at our own peril.


Public Policy Toward Professional Sports Stadiums, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Pay for Your Own Damn StadiumThe Center for Economic Accountability

Eight Reasons to Reject Publicly Financed Stadiums, Taxpayers League of Minnesota

So, Your City Wants to Build a Sports Stadium, Global Sport Matters

The impact of professional sports franchises and venues on local economies: A comprehensive survey, Journal of Economic Surveys

Cities Should Not Pay For New Stadiums, Michigan Journal of Economics

Sports Stadium Subsidies: Fair or Foul?, Better Cities Project

Little Economic Benefit for New Stadiums, Investigative Post

Politicians Can and Should Demand More in Stadium Financing Deals, Global Sport Matters

The Case Against Stadium Subsidies, American Enterprise Institute

Sole Winners - Owners and Construction Firms, Municipal Bonds Mitre Media


Report: Cobb taxpayers losing $15M annually on Braves stadium deal, Axios Atlanta

Six Lies about the Marlin Stadium, Miami New Times

More taxpayer money benefits pro sports owners amid ‘stadium construction wave’, Stateline

How Journalists Can Better Report on Stadium Subsidies if Nashville Gets An MLB Team, The JustNCase


Should the Public Fund Professional Sports Stadiums, JPAM Interviews JC Bradbury

The Hidden World of Stadium Deals, Good Sport Interviews David Samson

Time to Ditch Stadium Subsidies, Econception Interviews John Mozena

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