Would you support a Federal law that would prevent any public financing for sports stadiums?
Something I have noticed while reading these polls:
Democrats consistently are much more likely to:
1 - Favor more rules & regulations, and,
2 - Be much more willing to break existing rules & regulations.
Theories as to why please?
I'm all for states right and ability to choose, but this one I would support. I am highly against funding these when the owners and leagues have more than enough to pay themselves. They hold states hostage and make them fight against each other. Its
A losing situation for the state. If you leave it up to states they can't outlaw it themselves if they want to keep teams because other states won't and teams will move. If the states pay for part of it, they should get part ownership like the green
Bay situation. Yes I'm passionate about this one
Sport stadiums are a waist of money
I guess I'd support a federal law prohibiting federal funds being used for sports stadiums. Even though I'm against using public money for them, I don't see why the Feds would want to interfere with a state or city doing so if they want to.
My thoughts exactly
Well, it needs to be more specific. There shouldn't be funding for professional sports stadiums, but stadium for highschools and public universities needs to come from taxpayers
Watch last week tonight about sport stadiums
Sports stadiums positively impact the cities and states they serve. They bring in hundreds of jobs directly and thousands when you consider hotel and restaurant workers needed bc of it. The benefits outweigh the cost
No. That's federal overreach. I don't believe any city/state should pay but it shouldn't be outlawed
Absolutely. I get tired of paying higher taxes and higher ticket/admission prices to pay for a sports stadium just because some spoiled athletes are throwing a fit.
...solid understanding you have there.
That's what happened here. The old stadium was just fine, but our football team threatened to leave if a new one wasn't built. The new one has more issues than the old one. Certain taxes went up in that county. The ticket prices for concerts and
other events went up drastically. Attendance went down because people couldn't afford to go. The football team was the only ones throwing a fit.
Keep the Feds out of state issues...
Are we talking strictly professional sports teams?
Either way, no I don't support it. If States and municipalities are spending money in a legal way, why should the federal government tell them what they can't allocate resources for?
I hate saying this, but using tax money for sports is a good thing. It is better than losing the team from the city and all of the revenue a team brings in.
What about school stadiums
If the people living there want to use taxes for funding a stadium, nobody should tell them whether or not they can. That's why we vote on these things.
Ugggghhh. Why are you making me choose between my visceral loathing of sports and my intellectual consistency?
I know, it was painful, but I had to go with "no." But I really wish cities and states would just stop on their own.
Yup, same here. I had to go with "no," but I have zero respect for any voter who actually votes to pay for shit like this with tax dollars (only to sell it at a discount to some big-name company).
But, but, but... Scott Walker is spending $400,000,000.00 in tax dollars for a new stadium.
Fans are paying enough in outrageous tickets without their taxes going to build a super dome too. Let the rich fans and investors pony up and take the risk.
I never understood this concept. The taxpayers give the team money for a stadium and what do they get in return? The opportunity to give them more money for a sport many people don't care about.
Yes, so long as donations are still allowed, for those who'd like to spend their money on them.
Doesn't seem like a proper role for the federal government.
I think so. Also, a news story on NPR recently about a study that showed that the supposed economic payback to cities for such stadiums in mostly myth. Most of the stadiums never "pay for themselves" as goes the sales pitch that city officials fall 4
My second sentence wasn't even complete. Sorry. 😩
State law only though. The feds can suck it.
Let the billionaire team owners pay for it themselves.
No. As much as I think it's generally a bad idea (looking at my experience with Cincinnati, & related current experience with an academic stadium that will affect the city of Fort Collins), a law against every having public support for a stadium
doesn't seem wise. Certainly not a federal law.
Let the local government put it to a vote to the citizen's who's taxes will be used to pay for it.
Let the states decide.