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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:07 AM
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44. Whatever corporation named the AZ Cardinals stadium this week, Chase Bank, US Airways for starters.
They put up huge bucks for naming rights; in fact, there are bidding wars.

The taxpayers aren't getting that money; the teams are.
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  -Taxpayers last to benefit from stadiums proud2Blib  Mar-31-07 01:03 AM   #0 
  - No shit! ... Recommended  Bozita   Mar-31-07 01:07 AM   #1 
  - In the winter, when the trees are bare, I can stand on the playground at my school  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 01:18 AM   #5 
     - Amen! ... Amen! ... Amen!  Bozita   Mar-31-07 01:29 AM   #10 
     - Let the pro players buy the damn stadium if they want it so badly  silverojo   Mar-31-07 02:53 AM   #17 
     - The Chiefs want a roof? Our Twin Cities Metrodome HAS a roof, but  CLW   Apr-01-07 12:48 AM   #70 
  - "22 men in desperate need of rest, and 50,000 people in desperate need of exercise"  Ron_Green   Mar-31-07 01:07 AM   #2 
  - Ain't this the truth.  riverdeep   Apr-01-07 01:03 PM   #77 
  - I heard that the rental car system is often jacked up w/fees in order to pay for stadiums  EVDebs   Mar-31-07 01:12 AM   #3 
  - I believe that is how they are paying for our new arena here  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 01:20 AM   #6 
     - That's $14,200 per seat. How long, how many events to pay it off?  Bozita   Mar-31-07 01:58 AM   #14 
        - Yes this one is replacing another one that is just fine  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 08:40 AM   #31 
  - University Of Alabama recently did a $100 million upgrade...  Syrinx   Mar-31-07 01:13 AM   #4 
  - Pro sports teams are better extortionists  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 01:21 AM   #7 
     - And college sports are more fun anyway  Syrinx   Mar-31-07 01:28 AM   #9 
        - We have both pro and college sports here  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 09:09 AM   #39 
        - Well, college football is really minor-league football, and college basketball minor-league Bball.  kath   Mar-31-07 11:45 PM   #63 
           - You said it your self "big-bucks"  RL3AO   Mar-31-07 11:58 PM   #65 
           - In Alabama, those thoughts would elicit horror**nm  misanthrope   Apr-01-07 12:51 AM   #71 
           - why don't you try to constructively change the political climate in Alabama?  Syrinx   Apr-01-07 02:30 AM   #73 
              - Where's your sense of humor?...  misanthrope   Apr-01-07 04:53 PM   #83 
                 - sounds a bit like the Ann Coulter sense of humor  Syrinx   Apr-02-07 01:58 AM   #84 
                    - Gimme a break...  misanthrope   Apr-02-07 03:03 AM   #85 
                       - I don't know you either, but you have a lot of hate  Syrinx   Apr-02-07 03:51 AM   #86 
           - speaking (unofficially) for the University Of Alabama  Syrinx   Apr-01-07 02:25 AM   #72 
  - I'm still paying for the Kingdome in Seattle and  Suich   Mar-31-07 01:28 AM   #8 
  - at least we got some cool video  Syrinx   Mar-31-07 01:30 AM   #11 
     - speaking of which, video here:  ComerPerro   Mar-31-07 01:51 AM   #13 
        - excellent!  Syrinx   Mar-31-07 02:03 AM   #15 
  - But civic pride makes up for that  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-31-07 01:48 AM   #12 
  - Sounds like Junior's scam with the Texas Rangers  Lasher   Mar-31-07 02:51 AM   #16 
  - Not only that, but Bush's name allowed the group to steal a bunch  Nay   Mar-31-07 05:37 AM   #19 
  - for more info on the Rangers' deal ...  cosmicdot   Mar-31-07 10:25 PM   #56 
     - Thanks for the good scoop  Lasher   Apr-01-07 03:28 AM   #75 
  - The terrible and tragic background for these astounding events,  EST   Mar-31-07 03:36 AM   #18 
  - And since you all in St Louis got state funding to pay for your stadiums,  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 08:43 AM   #32 
     - You betcha!  EST   Mar-31-07 03:03 PM   #54 
  - Well duh, the mark isn't SUPPOSED to profit  youngdem   Mar-31-07 07:16 AM   #20 
  - BEST response yet!  annabanana   Mar-31-07 07:57 AM   #24 
  - MIke Lupica wrote a book about this  wilt the stilt   Mar-31-07 07:46 AM   #21 
  - Replacement for Yankee Stadium in the Bronx was sold to New Yorkers  no_hypocrisy   Mar-31-07 07:54 AM   #22 
  - It's time for the Sports cartels to pay their own way..  annabanana   Mar-31-07 07:56 AM   #23 
  - Time for the art cartels to pay their own way too  Rage for Order   Mar-31-07 11:50 AM   #52 
  - I've always gotten a kick...  sendero   Mar-31-07 08:03 AM   #25 
  - There should be a "team has to win" clause  Bill McBlueState   Mar-31-07 08:07 AM   #26 
  - And do what the Minnesota Twins did...  HypnoToad   Mar-31-07 08:10 AM   #28 
  - But The Chiefs haven't won a Super Bowl in 37 years!!  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 08:48 AM   #33 
     - that's what's so odd about the Chiefs  Bill McBlueState   Mar-31-07 11:08 AM   #51 
  - The sky is also blue unless there is a thunderstorm, in which case the sky is dark gray.  HypnoToad   Mar-31-07 08:08 AM   #27 
  - welfare for the poor is bad; welfare for the rich is GOOD  alarimer   Mar-31-07 10:02 AM   #43 
  - In Pittsburgh, they Built TWO stadiums: One for the Pirates, One for the Steelers....  Junkdrawer   Mar-31-07 08:10 AM   #29 
  - LOL That is Kansas City's fault you know  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 08:52 AM   #34 
  - And if you recall, there was a ballot referendum about  PA Democrat   Mar-31-07 09:08 AM   #38 
  - This is one thing that drives me bonkers.  JackDragna   Mar-31-07 08:33 AM   #30 
  - The Chiefs meet their budget with TV revenues alone!!  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 09:01 AM   #36 
  - Thanks for the link, looks informative.  eppur_se_muova   Mar-31-07 06:08 PM   #55 
  - No big surprise to me, but if it's in Business Week, it may open some official civic eyes.  blondeatlast   Mar-31-07 09:00 AM   #35 
  - What big businesses are you referring to?  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 09:04 AM   #37 
     - I'm not sure, but there were no teams behind the Sprint Center.  Telly Savalas   Mar-31-07 09:41 AM   #42 
     - Sprint is losing money big time  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 10:20 AM   #45 
     - Whatever corporation named the AZ Cardinals stadium this week, Chase Bank, US Airways for starters.  blondeatlast   Mar-31-07 10:07 AM   #44 
        - But how do they profit from having their name on a stadium?  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 10:21 AM   #46 
           - How could they not? Advertising, PR, oodles of cushy box seats, etc.  blondeatlast   Mar-31-07 10:29 AM   #49 
              - So will we see an end here to the massive Sprint layoffs  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 10:42 AM   #50 
  - Nashville TN gave about 300 million for Titans & stadium.  spanone   Mar-31-07 09:13 AM   #40 
  - I don't think the taxpayers who paid for Arrowhead in KC EVER get to use it  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 10:22 AM   #47 
  - Its garbage, here in KC, Jackson County gets to fund stadiums that only JoCo can afford to go to.  newportdadde   Mar-31-07 09:28 AM   #41 
  - I am one of those 'yuppies' in Johnson County and I detest this argument  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 10:28 AM   #48 
  - Could use a few hundred million in Ohio to improve water pollution control  TheBorealAvenger   Mar-31-07 12:16 PM   #53 
  - That Is Ever So True ...  USA_1   Mar-31-07 11:01 PM   #57 
  - Whats this world class hockey arena in Minneapolis?  RL3AO   Mar-31-07 11:27 PM   #59 
     - You talking about the Met? IIRC, that place was demolished when they built the Mall of America.  JonathanChance   Apr-01-07 02:42 AM   #74 
     - Try the Target Center ...  USA_1   Apr-01-07 12:43 PM   #76 
        - Better than MSG? Yeah right.  RL3AO   Apr-01-07 02:16 PM   #80 
  - Google: Curtis-Mathes Bush  SoCalDem   Mar-31-07 11:24 PM   #58 
  - Bull pucky  cgrindley   Mar-31-07 11:35 PM   #60 
  - I agree. Cant wait for the new Twins stadium.  RL3AO   Mar-31-07 11:37 PM   #61 
     - It's a shame  cgrindley   Mar-31-07 11:42 PM   #62 
        - BTW...I hate the Yankees.  RL3AO   Mar-31-07 11:56 PM   #64 
           - Is there anything better than baseball?  cgrindley   Apr-01-07 12:09 AM   #66 
              - In Minnesota, hockey is up there. But I still prefer baseball.  RL3AO   Apr-01-07 12:11 AM   #67 
                 - I was a lifelong Canucks fan  cgrindley   Apr-01-07 12:16 AM   #68 
                    - Canucks fan? Now I really hate you.  RL3AO   Apr-01-07 12:21 AM   #69 
  - Last? I didn't realize we were even in line at all! Fuck the Sonics - let em leave - greedy bastards  BlooInBloo   Apr-01-07 01:12 PM   #78 
  - This is really a question of what  riverdeep   Apr-01-07 01:28 PM   #79 
  - It has so much popularity because...  RL3AO   Apr-01-07 02:21 PM   #81 
  - Sidebar to this topic but it's interesting...  libnnc   Apr-01-07 02:28 PM   #82 

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