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Old 10-14-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Isn't the Staples Center(where the Lakers play) wasn't that 100 percent privately-funded? I read this in an article posted yesterday, it said "Virtually every new professional sports venue in the country receives some form of public financing. California historically has been unwilling to provide public financing, so Los Angeles has had to find a way to privately finance a stadium. Since the Raiders and Rams left Los Angeles 16 years ago, 22 NFL stadiums have opened and five others have undergone major renovations. Approximately 50 percent of the funds used on these stadiums were provided by public sources, according to Conventions, Sports & Leisure International." So is it the attitude, mentality, perspective of California residents or is it the California government rules, or both that make California like this?
Unless you assume tax-payer money SHOULD be to subsidize billionaires’ hobbies, you're asking the wrong question of the wrong people. The more logical question is: why are residents of those 22 other NFL markets so irresponsible?
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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Unless you assume tax-payer money SHOULD be to subsidize billionaires’ hobbies, you're asking the wrong question of the wrong people. The more logical question is: why are residents of those 22 other NFL markets so irresponsible?
I believe he is kinda asking that too
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: LBC
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I believe he is kinda asking that too
If so, he should ask those 22 directly.

On a different note: anybody read this?

Bill Plaschke - latimes.com

Jackie Robinson's former UCLA teammate broke the color barrier in the NFL a year before Jackie did it for baseball. The Coliseum Commission demanded Kenny Washington be given the chance to play for the Rams as a condition of their move from Cleveland. Those who dismiss LA's role in the development of the NFL simply don't know their history.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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I hate how people in California are like "whats wrong with old stadiums?" because the owners don't like it and will not keep the team there if improvements are not made or a new stadium is not build
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I'm not a FootballT*rd, don't give a rats a** about stadiums.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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I hate how people in California are like "whats wrong with old stadiums?" because the owners don't like it and will not keep the team there if improvements are not made or a new stadium is not build
Why any one cheers or cares about a corporation, or the employees of a corporation in any endeavor is beyond my kin.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Because subsidizing a billionaire to let men play 8 times a year in a colosseum is not wise money. Most people don't care about Football. They easily understand it when you plug in some hobby they don't like. How about we give tax money to a private lake to pilot small blow boats or money to a piece of land to fly kites? 800 million for a skate park, a giant velodrome, the list is endless.
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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Because subsidizing a billionaire to let men play 8 times a year in a colosseum is not wise money. Most people don't care about Football. They easily understand it when you plug in some hobby they don't like. How about we give tax money to a private lake to pilot small blow boats or money to a piece of land to fly kites? 800 million for a skate park, a giant velodrome, the list is endless.
they care about Basketball i'm guessing that is why it was so easy for L.A. to build the Staples Center
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: anywhere but Seattle
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I hate how people in California are like "whats wrong with old stadiums?" because the owners don't like it and will not keep the team there if improvements are not made or a new stadium is not build
So what? You fail to explain the down side in all of this.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Good riddance and don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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