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The Fleecing of America (Sports Stadiums) #722044

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Cincinnati: Rehema Ellis) The decade-long boom of new sports stadium construction built with taxpayer money examined; details given about a lawsuit filed against the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL; the NFL’s response to the lawsuit quoted. [Smith College economist Andrew ZIMBALIST†- says income is transferred from taxpayers to wealthy owners and ballplayers; states new stadiums do not have a positive economic impact on communities.] [Harrison County, Ohio, commissioner Todd PORTUNE†- says the public demands that there be performance and accountability.] The NFL’s plans for a new football stadium in San Diego despite a costly renovation five years ago noted.

Williams, Brian;
Ellis, Rehema

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