Comment 47823

By Mary (registered) | Posted September 16, 2010 at 19:17:41

I'm from Guelph. Nustadia convinced the city (meaning the taxpayers) to build them a hockey stadium downtown. Very few businesses derive any money from these crowds. The fans roll in from the burbs or farther, go directly to the game and leave directly after. What does happen is that during games it makes it harder for downtown restaurant, shops and bar customers to find parking.

Graham you may find Dave Zirin's Edge of Sports column and books up your alley. Zirin is huge sports fan but one who constantly takes aim at the "industrial-sports complex" that sees taxpayers funding private business.

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