Publicly Funded Stadiums

Atlanta NFL Stadium

Inside the $2 Billion Stadium Hosting the Super Bowl

The hot dogs cost $1,999,999,998 less than the stadium, and either $199,999,998 or $699,999,998 less than taxpayers invested in the stadium.

February 3, 2019 - CBS News

Detroit Sports Arena

Detroit Approves $34.5 million to Bring Pistons Downtown

The latest city to open up its coffers to support a professional sports team is Detroit, which will spend $34.5 million to support the Detroit Pistons in a move to the recently completed Little Caesars Arena.

June 21, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders Move Enabled by Largest Ever Public Subsidy

Planetizen rounded up the pertinent news stories on the big move by the NFL's Raiders from their home in the East Bay to Sin City. The Las Vegas Raiders will be a thing by 2020 at the latest.

March 28, 2017 - The Mercury News

Qualcomm Stadium

AIA San Diego Op-Ed on Chargers' Stadium Ballot Initiative: 'Not So Fast'

The San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture believes the NFL Chargers’ downtown stadium proposal is full of risk and lost opportunities. AIA - SD opines the existing stadium site is superior both for the fan and the taxpayer.

June 1, 2016 - UrbDeZine

Atlanta Georgia Dome

When Publicly Funded Stadiums Gut Neighborhoods

In Atlanta—and throughout the country—city politicians have proven willing and eager to support stadium construction. But though these facilities are marketed as economic drivers, they often cause steep declines instead.

September 18, 2015 - AlterNet

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