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11-23-2012, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by FrankMTL View Post
There's still probably about 50 percent (or more) of NHL arenas that are mostly privately funded.

-Rexall Place
-Rogers Arena
-MTS Centre
-ACC
-Bell Centre
-Scotiabank Place
-MSG
-TD Garden
-Wells Fargo Center (mostly private)
-Prudential Center (mostly settlemant money from city of Newark in a lease dispute)
-Consol Energy Center (mostly private)
-Tampa Bay Times Forum (split private and government, so public)
-Verizon Center


This is just from the eastern conference. Yes there are arenas that a built on public funds, but its still takes owners with deep pockets to build a lot of these arenas, and on top of that own these teams and run the day to day operations. Lots of risks involved.
remember where Gillett found the $ to buy the Habs already ?

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