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Charlotte “unlikely” to contribute taxpayer money for new Panthers headquarters


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“Right now, we have other priorities we’re working with,” Graham said. “Dollars are limited. The biggest thing is we have other priorities.”

The local push and pull over taxpayer money has obvious relevance to the team’s desire to build a new stadium. Owner David Tepper will expect public money. What happens if he can’t get as much as he wants, or any at all?

Other cities have learned that lesson the hard way. Charlotte potentially could be next

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I don't think sports holds that big a sway anymore. What municipality even wants a team now? New stadiums are like 2B minimum now and you know Tepper is going to want one to compete with Jerry, so 4-5B min. No way that should be taxpayer funded. 

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1 hour ago, Ornias said:

I don't think sports holds that big a sway anymore. What municipality even wants a team now? New stadiums are like 2B minimum now and you know Tepper is going to want one to compete with Jerry, so 4-5B min. No way that should be taxpayer funded. 

Yeah, I love football and all, but it shouldn’t be tax-funded in any way. I hope Charlotte gives Tepper the finger. Maybe other cities will stand up to these assholes too

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If he can't get a practice facility built in Rock Hill how can he complete a new stadium in downtown Charlotte on the tax payer backs as much as  possible?

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12 minutes ago, Move the Panthers to Raleigh said:

Yeah, I love football and all, but it shouldn’t be tax-funded in any way. I hope Charlotte gives Tepper the finger. Maybe other cities will stand up to these assholes too

I think the teams should get incentives just as other industries that bring jobs to the region do, but the incentives should be tied to the expected economic impact.  BMW builds a plant in Charlotte, that plant brings a lot of jobs and money into the city.  The city should offer incentives.  NFL teams should get something as well, albeit smaller incentive packages, since they bring a smaller economic impact.  

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2 minutes ago, Davidson Deac II said:

I think the teams should get incentives just as other industries that bring jobs to the region do, but the incentives should be tied to the expected economic impact.  BMW builds a plant in Charlotte, that plant brings a lot of jobs and money into the city.  The city should offer incentives.  NFL teams should get something as well, albeit smaller incentive packages, since they bring a smaller economic impact.  

Tax incentives for "economic impact" is socialism under another name. It is the government favoring one business over another. Sports teams are just the most visible portion of a corporate world that has learned to use the prisoner's dilemma as an effective tool to extort funds from the public purse.

Prisoner's Dilemma Definition (investopedia.com)

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