Politicians and Luxury Sports Boxes

First New York, now Washington, DC.

Both cities paid a millions of taxpayer dollars to construct stadiums. In the contracts, free suites for city politicians.

In New York, the uproar from the people and some politicians forced Mayor Bloomberg, after his administration zealously toiled to get the Yankess Stadium suite, to give it up for cash.

The Mayor and City Council each get a suite at the Nationals Stadium in DC. Mayor Adrian Fenty happened to keep both sets of tickets. The City Council complained and requested that the team reprint the tickets and send them directly to the CouncilChair. 

One Council member chose a more honorable method to the ticket debacle. Sell them and put the money to the use of the less fortunate in the city. Kwame Brown’s proposed legislation has the support of three other members, forming a formidable bloc of one-third of the votes.

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9 comments so far

  1. Mike Licht on

    I’m the only one on my block who isn’t a lawyer, but it may not be legal to resell those comp Nats tix. Someone needs to check the stadium paperwork behind the ticket grant as well as DC code.

    • bla2222 on

      Hi: That’s a true point. But they checked the legality in the case of the NY tickets and it has stood up so far. Don’t you think it ought to be made legal if it is not already so?

  2. […] Bohemian Yankee in the Capital added an interesting post today on Politicians and Luxury Sports BoxesHere’s a small readingFirst New York, now Washington, DC. Both cities paid a millions of taxpayer dollars to construct stadiums. In the contracts, free suites for city politicians. In New York, the uproar from the people and some politicians forced Mayor Bloomberg, after his administration zealously toiled to get the Yankess Stadium suite, to give it up for cash . The Mayor and City Council each get a suite at the Nationals Stadium in DC. Mayor Adrian Fenty happened to keep both sets of tickets. The City Counc […]

  3. […] Bohemian Yankee in the Capital placed an interesting blog post on Politicians and Luxury Sports BoxesHere’s a brief overviewFirst New York, now Washington, DC. Both cities paid a millions of taxpayer dollars to construct stadiums. In the contracts, free suites for city politicians. In New York, the uproar from the people and some politicians forced Mayor Bloomberg, after his administration zealously toiled to get the Yankess Stadium suite, to give it up for cash . The Mayor and City Council each get a suite at the Nationals Stadium in DC. Mayor Adrian Fenty happened to keep both sets of tickets. The City Counc […]

  4. Hi, interesting post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for posting. I will definitely be subscribing to your posts.

  5. Валентин on

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    • bla2222 on

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