Infographic : 32 Billion in Taxpayer Funded Sports Stadiums

You'll hear a great deal in political circles about what "we" can and cannot afford. Housing, feeding the poor, teachers etc., but one of the things we definitely can afford is staduims. This infographic from Popular Science shows new (professional sports) stadium construction in the US and Canada since 1909. You'll notice when it starts the stadiums are all, almost entirely, privately funded then, suddenly, not so much anymore.

So, by all means, let us avoid 'socialism' except when it come to sports. Because if we don't feed, the pet tigers, of multi-millionaire athletes and provide heat for billionaire owners winter cottage in the Hamptons, who will?

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