Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums by Kevin J. DelaneyPublic Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums by Kevin J. Delaney

Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums

byKevin J. DelaneyAs told byRick Eckstein

Paperback | November 5, 2003

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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 subsidies¾intangible “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.

Title:Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports StadiumsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:November 5, 2003Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813533430

ISBN - 13:9780813533438

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"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."