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Urban Planet: US Stadium Building Spree

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

21 NFL teams play in stadiums that were built or renovated in the last 25 years using tax-free public borrowing. These tax breaks, originally created to help local governments cut their borrowing costs for building infrastructure such as roads, sewers and schools, have supported the development of many stadiums – many of which have contributed significantly to the value of sport franchises. Yet, there remains considerable uncertainty about the economic benefits resulting from these structures. (Bloomberg)

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