John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

What's wrong with MLB

Zell won’t hesitate to sell Wrigley Field naming rights

The sale of the team has been delayed by Zell’s plan to sell the team and the stadium separately, and to have a state agency acquire and renovate Wrigley.

So it's the State of Illinois' job to buy and renovate Wrigley Field at taxpayer expense? Much as I hate to say it, the taxpayers are still paying for US Cellular Field, where the White Sox play. Not to mention that Soldier Field, where the Bears play, is still owned by the Chicago Park District. (I may be wrong about that; I haven't lived in Chicago for 20 years. But I would guess that the taxpayers are still footing the bill.)

Add to that the mess in Miami, with the Marlins threatening to leave if they don't get a taxpayer-financed stadium, and New York, where taxpayers are building new ballparks for both the Yankees and Mets. And a host of other stories like this.

People are hit with enough in taxes. They don't need to finance stadiums for professional sports.
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