The Sports Stadium as a Municipal Investment
A comparison of private and public stadiums with respect to cost, use, and amenities is conducted here, together with an attempt to measure the costs and benefits of a sports stadium to a city.
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This unique book gives a measure of the direct financial costs and benefits to a city of constructing a sports stadium without injecting biases and values into the situation. The literature on the indirect economic impact of these projects is reviewed and discussed. Private and public stadium projects are compared with respect to construction costs, use, and amenities. The work has an introduction that deals with the justification of subsidies, a comparison of ownership plans of the facilities, and a review of the literature. Following this are 15 chapters dealing with individual stadium projects. A summary and analysis of financial and non-financial data are followed by a conclusion.
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Milwaukee County Stadium
Baltimore Memorial Stadium
Buffalo War Memorial Stadium
Denver Mile High Stadium
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Complex
Jack Murphy Stadium
Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium
Louisiana (New Orleans) Superdome
Summary and Analysis of Financial Data
Non-Financial Data and Analysis
Comparison of Public and Private Stadiums
...this book will provide the finance official a firm bedrock to buid a solid economic analysis. For the sports enthusiast, it is a somber introduction to how dollars are influencing whether or not we have or will continue to has a home team.