Some general lessons from Public Dollars, Private

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Some general lessons from Public Dollars, Private Stadiums
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Overall lessons on stadium politics The relative strength of the local growth coalition and the strategies they employ are largely determinative of stadium funding outcomes Additional factors that are important: -- the presence of opposition forces --the resonance of calls to community self esteem and community collective conscience
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-- the vitality of downtown -- population growth or decline in city -- strength and independence of local government -- the size of the market -- don’t completely discount “luck” and “timing” (e.g. Browns leaving Cleveland just before the Cincy vote)
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The battles over funding for public stadiums reveal much about the political process in the US Democratic processes are often sidestepped Those with power and access tend to win Visions of top down growth dominate the political process Cities “copy” on another in the latest fads Political leaders in cities have bought into the city as tourist destination
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