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Panthers Issue Statement in Response to Deadspin Report

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Couple of good reads:

"No two cities or sites are the same. That being the case, it is critical to realize that the stadium being proposed in any given community will undoubtedly produce a different set of results than any case study that will influence your decision-making."

http://www.umich.edu...tadium_subsidy/

Public financing of football stadiums: This is how they do it

http://minnesota.pub...9_stadium.shtml

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Charlotte's already ponied up their ransom money so I'm not sure what your point is there.

Investing into large public work projects have been shown time and again to be financial losers for local governments, so if those cities want the prestige of owning the team they've got to pay the price. You can look at it as a PR expense if you like.

End of the day, what NFL owners are doing is leveraging the local populace's emotional attachment to the team to more or less extort public money. Like Zod said, if there was a little more local emotional attachment to use as leverage, there probably wouldn't be all that much flack from most people on here.

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Charlotte's already ponied up their ransom money so I'm not sure what your point is there.

Investing into large public work projects have been shown time and again to be financial losers for local governments, so if those cities want the prestige of owning the team they've got to pay the price. You can look at it as a PR expense if you like.

End of the day, what NFL owners are doing is leveraging the local populace's emotional attachment to the team to more or less extort public money. Like Zod said, if there was a little more local emotional attachment to use as leverage, there probably wouldn't be all that much flack from most people on here.

So, Charlotte does not need or want the Panthers in your opinion. And I willing to bet you you didn't read the whole thing, as to why you can't get the point. Though it wouldn't matter, as you have made your mind (no changing that...) up, anyway. Just don't cry about it, if and most likely, when the Panthers decide to leave Charlotte for a city that will.

All big businesses get help from the community (to relocate or even stay) one way or the other (and it almost always is in the form on money).

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Charlotte's already ponied up their ransom money so I'm not sure what your point is there.

Investing into large public work projects have been shown time and again to be financial losers for local governments, so if those cities want the prestige of owning the team they've got to pay the price. You can look at it as a PR expense if you like.

End of the day, what NFL owners are doing is leveraging the local populace's emotional attachment to the team to more or less extort public money. Like Zod said, if there was a little more local emotional attachment to use as leverage, there probably wouldn't be all that much flack from most people on here.

BTW- other sports ask for funding, too...not just the NFL..

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Looks like Doldhins need public funds to get the NFL loan.

"The NFL’s stadium program isn’t a secret. Created in 2011 to replace a similar program, the NFL’s “G4” loan pool is reserved for stadiums with some public funding or contribution."

http://www.miamihera...or-stadium.html

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