Above The Law recently reported on the progress of the new Florida Marlins publicly-financed baseball stadium.
What’s interesting is that it finally seems as though the public has reached a tipping point in terms of what it thinks to be a reasonable public expenditure. It used to be common for taxpayers to shell out millions for their beloved home sports teams to build stadiums and new practice facilities. But now, this spending is just deemed irresponsible and characterized as all that is wrong with the relationship between professional sports and the American city. This new Marlins stadium will be built but not without major opposition from those who inadvertently paid for it.