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09-25-2012, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
I completely agree with this sentiment, but at the same time I can understand why taxpayers are tired of funding revenue generating buildings for professional sports teams.

If it is such a great investment it should be easy for the Oilers' owners to get the investors and capital to fund the building of a new arena. The truth is taxpayers almost never get a return on investment from publicly financed sports arenas.

I really don't know what kind of financing the new arena in Seattle is going to use for its construction, but I hope the taxpayers aren't footing the bill.
Well people because people have this idea that the city is nothing without sports. You never hear anyone from NY or Chicago say this. LA has done fine without the NFL. But for smaller places, it is the difference between being nationally relevant and not on the map per se.

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