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Bay Area Cities Afflicted with Sports Arena Envy
San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) (2015)
  • Gil J. Villagran
Abstract
The great American practice of giving massive subsidies to insatiable billionaires, most often in oil, agribusiness and weapon manufacturing, is especially exciting in the field of major league sports teams. Exciting because as it is unquestionably well known, a city without its own major league team is no more than minor league, barely on the map of so-called destination cities. 
So cities compete with the public's money to entice billionaire sports team owners for "our team" to play in "our city" while they cash in until the thrill in gone, and time to move the team to another hapless city eager to build "their" new team a new sports arena.
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Publication Date
February 14, 2015
Citation Information
Gil J. Villagran. "Bay Area Cities Afflicted with Sports Arena Envy" San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gil_villagran/105/