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01-27-2013, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Jones View Post
I live in the real world as well and speak to lots of people who need city services more than they need pro sports teams.

I talk to a lot of Winnipeg natives here in Calgary who tell me that Winnipeg did fine without the Jets. There's lots to do there besides go to hockey games.

I'd personally like to see some hard numbers on how many city tax dollars are generated for money invested in arenas and sports teams so I will, indeed be checking out at least one of the resources mentioned earlier and maybe you should too.
Who is talking about spending money on just other entertainment. I'm talking about job creation, attracting corporations, Cubs reinvest in the community, donating time and money to charities etc
These corporations and employees who pay taxes, Players who pay taxes.

They might have done fine but they were not better off.

The tax dollars created compared to tax dollars lost.

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