Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit
In the year since the hard cover edition, sports team owners have grown ever more ardent in their pleas of poverty. This expanded edition has the latest on controversies over hallowed ballparks like Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park, the New England Patriots' $375 million shakedown of Hanford, Conn., the Toronto Blue Jays' threat to move out of the state-of-the-art SkyDome, p...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Common Courage Press
(first published 1998)
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Infuriating, but well worth a read. I'd recommend reading the work of some of the economists discussed in this book (Noll, Zimbalist, and others) for a more technical and complete description of how stadium subsidies are a bad deal. Sports, Jobs, and Taxes collects several articles on the economics of sports, many of them written by the experts featured in this book.