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10-24-2012, 01:06 PM
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Yes, the vast majority of studies have shown that sport teams contribute a slight net positive to the economy. A waterfront stadium would likely be slightly more of a net positive because of location. But the impact is likely minimal.

But the stadium could have other uses which could strengthen the economy, depending on design, usage plans, etc.

At the end of the day though, it's about whether the initial investment (cost of building the stadium) is better used on other projects or not. That's what the pols have to decide...

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