Showing posts with category "public funding"

Stadium Issue in Santa Clara

The San Francisco 49ers and the Santa Clara City Council have negotiated a deal whereby the NFL franchise will get a new $937 million stadium with seating for

February 16, 2022
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stadium subsidies

The Baltimore Charm

It's official. The Baltimore expansion franchise in the LFL, Lingerie Football League for the uninformed, will be called the Baltimore Charm. For those

February 16, 2022
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demand for football

No More Super Bowls in Miami?

A story in today's Boston Herald reports that posted prices for Super Bowl tickets range from $2,000 to $5,000 in the secondary market.

February 16, 2022
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stadium renovations

The Economy and the Olympics

There's an article on the front page of today's Denver Post about the effect of the stumbling economy on the Olympics:

February 16, 2022
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olympics

Glendale Bailing Out the Coyotes

How can I get in on this action?

February 16, 2022
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bailout

The NHL: Totals, Averages, and Marginals

From an article in the Trono Star,

February 16, 2022
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nhl

Allan Sanderson: Consider the Options

Allan Sanderson tells his readers that TANSTAAFO (Olympics, not lunch).

February 16, 2022
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allan sanderson

Problems in St. Louis' Downtown Revitalization.

A couple of weeks ago, Skip had a post on the lack of development beyond the left-field wall at St. Louis' Busch stadium. The vacant field, seen clearly in

February 16, 2022
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economic development

The Weak Dollar and Franchise Values

The US dollar has depreciated significantly against other currencies over the past several years. Currency depreciation has a differential effect on an

February 16, 2022
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franchise values

What are the Shades of sporting success?

Colour psychology is something that has been researched for decades and theories say that colour does in fact influence perceptions and behaviourisms. It is

February 15, 2022
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sports and the economy

The Rate of Return on Sports Franchises

Over on Newmark's Door, economist Craig Newmark discusses a recent New York Times article by Joe Nocera about why bad team owners want to own professional

February 15, 2022
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finance

"Carnival-like monstrosity"

The Marlins beat the Cubs 5-2 last night, spoiling another good effort by Ryan Dempster.  Dempster, who hurt himself with a throwing error in the game, is now

February 15, 2022
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baseball