Stadium Advocates Don’t Get It

Washington DC’s government struggles to pay off the interest on its stadium bond, seemingly finding money. They still say that the new stadium was a business boon.

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/display.php?id=36243

Meanwhile, neighborhing Maryland’s Prince Georges County has talked about furloughing government employees for two weeks to save cash. Surprisingly, instead of taking a hard look at the information they can get from the first year of Nationals Stadium, they believe a study that the Maryland Stadium Authority commissioned which purports that a new professional soccer stadium in the County would be an economic winner!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/23/AR2008092301887.html

Hello, anybody home? At least one newspaper columnist offers a clear-eyed perspective:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/rawfisher/2008/09/will_fenty_let_prince_georges.html

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