Politicians Defy Team Owner

Here’s a change, politicians vote no on spending for sports.

The Prince Georges’ County Council voted against the legislation that would authorize the state to study construction of a professional soccer stadium.

One interpretation is that the politicians are getting wiser to the argument that stadiums and even developmental projects, like this one, can generate enough revenue to pay for themselves.

Public projects have generally not paid for themselves. RFK Stadium did not even make a down payment on the construction principle.

Both Virginia and Maryland have histories of citizens launching successful oppositions to stadiums. It appears that many people living in the area did not welcome the addition of a stadium to their neighborhood. The County Council might have noticed this opposition and did not want the battle.

What do you think is behind the vote?

What is the United ownership going to do?

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