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Financing Professional Sports Facilities


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  • Robert A. Baade

    (Department of Business and Economics, Lake Forest College)

  • Victor A. Matheson

    (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)


This paper examines public financing of professional sports facilities with a focus on both early and recent developments in taxpayer subsidization of spectator sports. The paper explores both the magnitude and the sources of public funding for professional sports facilities.

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Paper provided by College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1102.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Publication status: Published in in Financing for Local Economic Development, 2nd ed., Zenia Kotval and Sammis White, eds., (New York: M.E. Sharpe Publishers, forthcoming).
Handle: RePEc:hcx:wpaper:1102

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Keywords: Stadiums; arenas; sports; subsidies;

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  1. Arena subsidies: Not just for big cities anymore
    by Victor Matheson in The Sports Economist on 2011-05-19 01:44:33
  2. Banks Have Interest Rate Swapped $20 Billion From Taxpayer Pockets
    by Mark Bergen in Mark Bergen (Econometro) on 2012-01-13 16:00:19
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Cited by:
  1. Victor Matheson, 2012. "Assessing the infrastructure impact of mega-events in emerging economies," Working Papers 1203, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  2. Narme, Thibaut, 2013. "On the dynamic of franchise (re)location in the North-American sport leagues," MPRA Paper 50873, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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