Showing posts with category "public funding"

Announcing the New Quebec City Arena...

Big news out of Quebec today.  The Province of Quebec and the Quebec City government announced formal plans to build a new arena in Quebec City.  The new

February 16, 2022
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canada

Government Complaint Against Rod Blagojevich Regarding Public Funding for the Cubs

Rarely do we see the behind-the-scenes maneuvers when it comes to government and the sports business, but this arrest of Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has

February 16, 2022
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public funding

The Desire To Win

Let’s face it. A life in sports is exhilarating and fun, but we all know that it is challenging and exhausting at the same time. All competitive athletes see this fact.

February 16, 2022
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baseball

Boxing Could Face Future Olympics Knockout Blow

The Olympic Games have long been regarded as the highest standard in the sport of amateur boxing, with fighters from all over the world battling through years of hard work to just make it to the to...

February 16, 2022
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olympics

Tax Exemptions and Subsidies for Athletic Facilities Face Opposition in Minnesota

From my local paper (The Mankato Free Press):

February 16, 2022
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general

The Worst Economic Impact Estimate Ever? (Well, maybe not...)

UPDATE:  Maybe the title should be changed to "worst reporting about economic impact ever". Bloomberg reported yesterday that Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga

February 16, 2022
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general

"Trade the Saints to Minneapolis for the Timberwolves"

John Spry, an economist with St. Thomas University in the Twin Cities, has written an opinion piece that appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  In it, he

February 16, 2022
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sports and the economy

Spring Training

The Sports Business Journal recently published "Clubs give winter homes a branding boost" about the partnership between MLB franchises and their spring

February 16, 2022
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doping

Oriole Park - success story for whom?

There are two stories related to Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the Baltimore press. A common thread in the stories is the lease the Orioles signed with the

February 16, 2022
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marketing

Teams Leave Before the Debt Does

The Red Sox want spiffier spring training digs in Fort Myers, Florida, and the locals of Lee County will oblige.  After "kicking the tires" of one or two

February 16, 2022
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public funding

Cowboys Stadium Financing

This story from the Dallas Morning News has some good details on the public/private contributions to paying off the bonds which support the $1.2 billion

February 16, 2022
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public funding

Monopsony, Legislators, and Subsidies

Competition is a good thing, right? So why not allow the various communities within your state to compete with one another to attract a big business?

February 16, 2022
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stadium subsidies