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Public Subsidies to Stadiums: Do the Costs Outweigh the
Benefits?
Daraius Irani
Public Finance Review 1997 25: 238
DOI: 10.1177/109114219702500205
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article reexamines the costs and benefits to cities of publicly subsidized stadiums by measuring the welfare gain of a stadium. Previous research has shown that the economic impact of a stadium on a local economy is insignificant compared to the costs of the stadium. However, the literature has ignored the welfare gain generated by a stadium. The annual consumer surplus generated by a stadium is calculated from a simple demand curve for baseball games using 1972 to 1991 data on ticket prices and attendance. Estimates of the consumer surplus are in the range of $2.2 million to $54.1 million per season. Further, the annual net benefit of a stadium exclusive of any induced economic activity ranges from minus $19.1 million to $32.8 million.

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PUBLIC SUBSIDIES TO STADIUMS:
DO THE COSTS OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS?
DARAIUS IRANI

University of California, Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project

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of declining federal aid to cities and shrinking state many cities are attempting to acquire professional franchises by subsidizing either the construction of stadiums or sports the renovation of existing



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