Public Funding For Stadiums

Taxpayers and politicians in a number of U.S. cities are deeply divided over proposed multi-million-dollar, taxpayer-funded sports stadiums. What do you think?

  • “If we don't build stadiums, then the roads won't be clogged with cars and the bars won't be filled with drunk sports fans. Then where would we be?”

    Karl Orff –
    Computer Programmer

  • “If they're going to build a stadium for the guys, they had better build something for us women, like a parking lot to wait in.”

    Barbara Christiansen –
    Florist

  • “I'm voting for the new stadium in my city. Not because I'm a sports fan, but because I can't get enough of peeing in a trough.”

    Matthew Arnett –
    Roofer

  • “I don't even want to know how much of the Gilbert City budget went toward repaving the tennis courts at the park.”

    Warren Wyler –
    Loan Officer

  • “I don't know much about stadiums, but I'll tell you what I do think: I know it's highly unorthodox to say this, but I really think the Pack might have what it takes to go all the way this year.”

    Russell Innes –
    Systems Analyst

  • “How can a child be expected to learn to read in a city with a 30-year-old stadium?”

    Stacie sanchez –
    Psychologist