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Public Dollars, Private Stadiums (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 31/01/2004
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The authors provide an eye-opening account of recent battles over publicly financed stadiums in some of America's largest cities. Their interviews with the key decision makers present a behind-the-scenes look at how and why powerful individuals and organizations foist these sports palaces on increasingly unreceptive communities.Delaney and Eckstein show that in the face of studies demonstrating that new sports facilities don't live up to their promise of big money, proponents are using a new tactic to win public subsidies3/4intangible ""social" rewards, such as prestige and community cohesion. The authors find these to be empty promises as well, demonstrating that new stadiums may exacerbate, rather than erase, social problems in cities.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813533438
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 332 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


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"Public Dollars, Private Stadiums helps us understand the political processes involved in using public money for new sports stadiums. It is a must read for anyone interested in this important new issue."--Richard E. Lapchick"Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University" (01/01/2099)
"Every time you hear a politician or millionaire sports mogul start to promote the benefits of building a brand-spanking new stadium, your immediate reaction, as a taxpayer, should be to watch your wallet. This revealing, dead-on investigation of the modern-day sports stadium boondoggle and its often-devastating impact on American cities is an essential read for anyone, sports fan or not, who wants to avoid getting fleeced.
"--Steve Lopez,"Los Angeles Times columnist" (01/01/2099)

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