Soccer stadium appears to be slamdunk for sales tax rebate
Miami Seaport Alliance
David Beckham’s soccer stadium would get a "special tax deal that lets them off the hook for $2 million in taxes every year for 30 years."
No proof that soccer stadium would cause port-related jobs to vanish
David Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium at Miami’s Port "threatens the 207,000 jobs and $27 billion economic impact tied to the cargo and cruise industries."
Wide of the goalposts
Studies suggest the 2017 College Football Playoff Championship game will bring about 1,700 to 1,800 full-time jobs.
Construction jobs are temporary
Friends of Miami First
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
Income tax, schmincome tax - not in FL
"Odd fact for odd draft: No. 2 overall pick will earn more than the No. 1 pick due to no state tax in Florida. So 2 not so bad."
Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins also pay property taxes
The Miami Dolphins "are the only NFL team in the entire nation that pays property taxes."
Study commissioned by Host Committee does not equal "everybody"
"Super Bowl L by everybody's estimation is a $500 million economic impact to the state of Florida."
A swing and mostly not a miss
Florida has "1,200 golf courses. I think 58 million rounds played a year in Florida. We’ve got 44 percent of all travel golf in the country here. 5 million people come here just for golf."
Big-picture argument fudges the details
"The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department ... Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $97.7 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year."
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