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City support of pro sports complexes

  1. Sports_Fan profile image61
    Sports_Fanposted 7 years ago

    Do you feel that cities should be funding 75% of the cost to build privately owned sports complexes with taxpayer money?

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Depends how they do it, gift no but if they retain 75% equity in the facility what's the problem?

      We have a city owned stadium that earns the city around £3 million a year on an initial expenditure of £110 million.

  2. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    I would say not unless the taxpayers approve from a vote on the issue.
    The Sport Complexes do bring revenue and jobs to the cities, but they should pay their share of the local taxes as well.

    1. Sports_Fan profile image61
      Sports_Fanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Completely agree, public referendum possibly? Do you feel that their should be a limit to the amount of public funding that goes into private facilities (percentage wise)?

    2. I am DB Cooper profile image65
      I am DB Cooperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely it should be voted on. If a stadium is a public benefit, let the city government make their case to the people and then let the people decide. Not all sports complexes are money pits, and the taxpayers should decide whether or not the risk is worth it.