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[–] Capt_Rye 0 points 71 points (+71|-0) ago 

We shouldn't even be giving them that money in the first place. They are a privately owned business that makes hundreds of millions a year already.

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[–] LionElTrump 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Politicians love box office seats for friends and family though!

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[–] patriot_biz 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

Disagree. Sometimes it benefits the tax payer for our government to provide gentle subsidies to industry in order to stimulate business.

Unfortunately, pro sports is not one of those times. Seems like most people in here don't understand the depth of the problem. The biggest part of it is the fact that most stadiums are financed with municipal bonds. Municipal bonds can be cool, but most of the bond programs associated with pro sports are scams. Municipal bond scams have the potential to drag a city into bankruptcy.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/investor/2010/09/21/yankee-stadium-parking-garage-bonds-are-among-shaky-muni-bonds

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[–] DryerBox 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

The government shouldn't be picking and choosing winners through subsidies. The only reason it would ever be required is for a business that shouldn't exist in the first place due to not enough demand, or if the government is standing in the way too much already, in which case, they should step aside and let people compete on the market.

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[–] RageAgainstTheAmish 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Haven't we been screaming the same thing about churches for the last 30 years too?

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[–] Paranoidroid 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes indeed. A quick google shows Dallas Cowboys profit exceeds $200 million per year. Just that one team!