Should taxpayers fund sports stadiums?

    Should taxpayers fund sports stadiums? Increasingly sports team owners are asking local governments to help pay for their new stadiums. If everyone benefits shouldn’t everyone pay? We’ll hear from CHARLES KOPP, who represents investors who are hoping bring a Major League Soccer to the Philadelphia area, and have already received financial backing from the state and local governments. Then we’ll hear from RICK ECKSTEIN co-author of Public Dollars, Private Stadium: The Battle Over Building Sports Stadiums on whether it’s a wise investment for governments.
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