Great! I’ve never understood the argument that building a stadium somehow stimulates local businesses! What is it? 8 to 10 NFL Sundays per year? Most…


Great! I’ve never understood the argument that building a stadium somehow stimulates local businesses! What is it? 8 to 10 NFL Sundays per year? Most people are going straight to the parking lots… tailgating… go to game… then go straight home! They aren’t taking in the sights, doing local shopping, or sampling some local restaurants! Not to mention the sheer amount of real estate that’s dedicated to these stadiums along with parking lots that generate 0 revenue on non-game days, save for a couple concerts here and there. Imagine how much more business can be done, along with tax revenue generated, if all of that real estate were populated with something that was actually open more than 5% of the year! We’re effectively subsidizing a billionaire’s hobby of owning an NFL team with a trophy of an NFL stadium! Nothing more!


Kerri Hastie Grant
October 15, 2017

Actually about 24 Sundays as well as Mondays and Thursdays, but whose counting

Billy Alford
October 15, 2017

At every stadium? Even away games

Debbie Hobbs Mastalski
October 15, 2017

I can only speak for the one in Houston, because I don’t know about others – but ours is used also for Rodeo (which is a 3 week long huge event here), college football, international soccer, motorsports, occasionally college basketball, and many concerts.

Billy Alford
October 15, 2017

You mean other events where they sell tickets, and $12 beers, $40 T-shirts, $4 hotdogs and make a shitload of money that could pay for their own stadium?

    Debbie Hobbs Mastalski
    October 11, 2017

    But why would the rodeo build a stadium that they would use for 3 weeks? Wasn’t that your point?

Debbie Hobbs Mastalski
October 15, 2017

But why would the rodeo build a stadium that they would use for 3 weeks? Wasn’t that your point?

Tzeitel Obri
October 16, 2017

When I went to see the Vikings play in Minneapolis 2 years ago with my family, we spent well over 2000.00 in 3 days on hotel rooms, shopping, food, gas, parking, visiting art galleries and oh yeah, and two members of our group also ended up going to a baseball game. I think it helped out the local economy in many ways.

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    I’m not saying nobody spends money in the community! I’m sure a few people like yourself take in the town… but I would guarantee you it’s a very low percentage! How much of that $2000 was spent at the game on beer, hotdogs, tickets, parking? Yes your tax dollar pays for the stadium and the parking lot!

    Margie Spears
    October 11, 2017

    Billy Alford I’m sorry I don’t see the draw to NFL games if I’m going to spend 2,000 dollars you can bet it’s not going to be on a football game ! All I see is a bunch of want to be’s sitting on a couch watching someone else exercise and getting paid way to much for it !

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Margie Spears me either

    Tzeitel Obri
    October 11, 2017

    laughs and shakes my head..you totally ignored the part that was benefiting your community by providing jobs for people in restaurants, stores, gas stations, (non profit) art galleries, hotels….most of it went there, the 2k, didn’t even cover the cost of the tickets or what we spent inside the stadium, which was actually very little.

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Tzeitel Obri exactly how much were the tickets?

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Tzeitel Obri just curious

Billy Alford
October 16, 2017

I’m not saying nobody spends money in the community! I’m sure a few people like yourself take in the town… but I would guarantee you it’s a very low percentage! How much of that $2000 was spent at the game on beer, hotdogs, tickets, parking? Yes your tax dollar pays for the stadium and the parking lot!

Margie Spears
October 16, 2017

Billy Alford I’m sorry I don’t see the draw to NFL games if I’m going to spend 2,000 dollars you can bet it’s not going to be on a football game ! All I see is a bunch of want to be’s sitting on a couch watching someone else exercise and getting paid way to much for it !

Billy Alford
October 16, 2017

Margie Spears me either

Tzeitel Obri
October 18, 2017

laughs and shakes my head..you totally ignored the part that was benefiting your community by providing jobs for people in restaurants, stores, gas stations, (non profit) art galleries, hotels….most of it went there, the 2k, didn’t even cover the cost of the tickets or what we spent inside the stadium, which was actually very little.

Billy Alford
October 18, 2017

Tzeitel Obri exactly how much were the tickets?

Billy Alford
October 18, 2017

Tzeitel Obri just curious

Kerri Hastie Grant
October 16, 2017

Oh they can definitely pay for their own stadiums, no doubt about that, and should.

Joyce Beckford
October 17, 2017

Funny how this pervert ended up in the White House with the help of Putin without any intelligent or respect for the office, that why he is creating so much misery for every one. Rex is right he is a moron.

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    You have absolutely no proof of anything you just said

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    1… show me proof he’s a pervert!

    2… show me proof that Putin helped him get into the White House…

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Joyce Beckford no ma’am we’re not talking about opinions were talking about facts! You express your opinion as if it is factual when it is not! I’m asking you to prove yourself

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Joyce Beckford or just go away and get off my wall

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Joyce Beckford you really don’t know who you’re going up against

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Joyce Beckford you really might want to look into it before you try to debate me

    Joyce Beckford
    October 11, 2017

    That’s the problem with you people calm down before you shoot someone.

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Joyce Beckford you people? That’s racist

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    That’s the problem with you people… You don’t know how to have a discussion without posting Memes or gifs

    Jean Finch Inscoe
    October 11, 2017

    Trump ended up in the White House because he is smart!!! Hillary followers not to smart!!!!

    Jeanne Straka MacLeod
    October 11, 2017

    Billy Alford they don’t know how to deal now with a real president who cares for our country so they insult, curse, and do the smoke and mirror thing.

    Steve Moland
    October 11, 2017

    I bet she supported the candidate who’s husband is a confirmed perv…lol HYPO

    Billy Alford
    October 11, 2017

    Joyce? Is that true? lol

    Erik DeVries
    October 11, 2017

    All she’s spewing are lame-stream liberal media + political pundits’ talking points… Facts, such as 30k+ deleted emails, Fast & Furious gun running, taxpayer $$$ to Iran, Hillary selling uranium deals to Russia & accepting huge bribes from nations +…

    Jeanne Straka MacLeod
    October 11, 2017

    Joyce Beckford Billy would never ever shoot anyone, except with words of truth so be careful and do your research cause he’ll shoot holes in your statements 🙂

    Jean Finch Inscoe
    October 11, 2017

    Jeanne Straka MacLeod ❤️❤️

    Jerri Griffin
    October 12, 2017

    Jean Finch Inscoe Trump ended up in the White House because we don’t put up with people like this Joyce Beckford!!! She is the moron! Sadly she doesn’t even know it. LOL!

    Jerri Griffin
    October 12, 2017

    Joyce….you are the moron! Sadly all you can do is yell and post memes representing bullies….no facts…..answer Billy Alford’s questions. Bet you can’t!

    Margie Spears
    October 12, 2017

    Joyce and the sad part is people like you who believe the fake news, and don’t even try to look it up for your self !

    Mary Lengyel Easterling
    October 12, 2017

    Trump is like a breath of fresh air!

    Rita McNutt
    October 13, 2017

    So wrong

Billy Alford
October 17, 2017

You have absolutely no proof of anything you just said

Billy Alford
October 17, 2017

1… show me proof he’s a pervert!

2… show me proof that Putin helped him get into the White House…

Billy Alford
October 17, 2017

Joyce Beckford no ma’am we’re not talking about opinions were talking about facts! You express your opinion as if it is factual when it is not! I’m asking you to prove yourself

Billy Alford
October 17, 2017

Joyce Beckford or just go away and get off my wall

Billy Alford
October 18, 2017

Joyce Beckford you really don’t know who you’re going up against

Billy Alford
October 18, 2017

Joyce Beckford you really might want to look into it before you try to debate me