Statements about Sports
The economic impact of new Atlanta Braves stadium includes 9,241 new jobs and $295 million in wages.
The new Atlanta Braves stadium will require no tax increase for homeowners and provide $3 million annually for Cobb County schools.
"These 60 acres (the Atlanta Braves want to build a stadium on) have produced zero SPLOST money for parks and recreation, have produced zero money for education."
"No one in the country has ever built a brand new sports facility and created this kind of development at the same time."
"State law says that once the state appraises a piece of property, they can only pay it a certain amount above appraisal."
"In this city, there hasn’t been a stadium that’s lasted more than 27 years."
Says the Georgia Dome would need up to $350 million in work over the next five to seven years.
"Of the 18 stadiums built from 2004 to 2013, 47 percent of the total cost came from public sources."
Taxpayers are "on the hook ... for less than a third" of the proposed new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and those funds are "repaid from money that comes from outsiders."
"The Republican from Georgia [U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston], he hasn’t even been to a NASCAR race."
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