Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, Revised and Expanded Edition

Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, Revised and Expanded Edition

Joanna Cagan


Field of Schemes is a play-by-play account of the way the force for brand new activities stadiums and arenas drains $2 billion a 12 months from public treasuries for the sake of personal revenue. whereas the millionaires who personal activities franchises have noticeable the worth in their resources leap below this scheme, taxpayers, city citizens, and activities fanatics have all pop out losers, compelled to pay either larger taxes and better price ticket costs for seats that, because of the layers of luxurious seating that typify new stadiums, often supply a worse view of the action.
 
The tales in Field of Schemes, from Baltimore to Cleveland and Minneapolis to Seattle and dozens of areas in among, inform of the sports-team proprietors who use their cash and their political muscle to get their means, and of the tales of lively neighborhood groups—like Detroit’s Tiger Stadium Fan membership and Boston’s keep Fenway Park!—that have fought to save lots of the video games we adore and the general public money our towns need.
 
This revised and extended version positive factors the 1st complete reporting at the fresh stadium battles in Washington DC, long island urban, and Boston in addition to updates on how towns have fared with the 1st wave of recent stadiums in-built fresh years.

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