• Animated Infographic: Who Paid For America's Stadiums? The Changing Landscape Of Arena Welfare

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 4, 2012
    Major renovations are included as well, and stadiums are faded out when they lose their professional team. Public financing of stadiums for private teams is common enough now that it's largely taken for granted, even though these deals rarely produce anything of real value for the municipalities that fund them. The size of the stadium icon is proportional to the total cost , and the color is proportional to the method of financing, with 100 percent private showing up in red, 100 percent public in blue, and a range of purple in between.
    Source: deadspin.com
    • Animated Infographic: Watch As America's Stadiums Pile Up On The Backs Of Taxpayers Through The Years

      When Jeffrey Loria decided to once again blow up his Marlins, it sparked a brief outrage over the $500 million in public money that had been spent on the team's brand new stadium. These outrages happen every couple years or so and are forgotten in time …
      Source: deadspin.com

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