Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums / Edition 1

Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums / Edition 1

by Kevin J. Delaney, Rick Eckstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813533430

ISBN-13: 9780813533438

Pub. Date: 10/21/2003

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The authors provide an eye-opening account of recent battles over publicly financed stadiums in some of America’s largest cities. Their interviews with the key decision makers present a behind-the-scenes look at how and why powerful individuals and organizations foist these sports palaces on increasingly unreceptive communities.

 Delaney and Eckstein

Overview

The authors provide an eye-opening account of recent battles over publicly financed stadiums in some of America’s largest cities. Their interviews with the key decision makers present a behind-the-scenes look at how and why powerful individuals and organizations foist these sports palaces on increasingly unreceptive communities.

 Delaney and Eckstein show that in the face of studies demonstrating that new sports facilities don’t live up to their promise of big money, proponents are using a new tactic to win public subsidies—intangible “social” rewards, such as prestige and community cohesion. The authors find these to be empty promises as well, demonstrating that new stadiums may exacerbate, rather than erase, social problems in cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813533438
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/21/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
792,323
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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