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Friday, December 05, 2008
And you Thought only the Mets were Playing in Taxpayer Field

Since the federal government's $700 billion bailout of the banking industry, many taxpayers have demanded that the New York Mets new stadium, Citi Field, be renamed Taxpayer Field. However, low and behold, it's not just the Mets that are enjoying free taxpayer money. Many teams, including the Florida Marlins, are actually getting huge stadium subsidies directly from local governments.

For those interested in the public funding of private baseball stadiums, check out my newest article in the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy, entitled Sports and the City: How to Curb Professional Sports Teams' Demands for Free Public Stadiums (PDF).


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