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From the Publisher... illustrates through telling stories and meticulous research, the power of sports venues to generate economic development.
— Janet Marie Smith, Senior Vice President, Boston Red Sox and former VP of Development, Baltimore Orioles / Camden Yards
… the prescription for how to change the skyline of America’s cities … a must read for civic leaders.
— Charles Isgar, Los Angeles Coliseum
… refreshing departure from the ritualized ideological debates over public funding for sports, culture, and downtown development.
— Dennis R. Judd, University of Illinois at Chicago
… discusses the power that sports and other large gathering places have in helping economic recovery and development. Using the successes of many sports teams in how they help their town blossom and succeed, Mark S. Rosentraub says that these benefits are not a one way street, and that both the sports franchise and the city that hosts them must work together, and how they can avoid the pitfalls and failures that he discussed in his previous book, Major League Losers. Written with much experience, Major League Winners will enlighten those to the strong power that private and public partnership can bring to all those involved.
— James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Wisconsin Bookwatch, February 2011