Major League Winners: Using Sports and Cultural Centers as Tools for Economic Development chronicles the challenges overcome by civic leaders who are using the development of sports and cultural venues to help create diversified, vibrant, and attractive economic bases within their communities. Drawing on his 30 years of involvement with such projec
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Can We All Be Winners? Subsidies, Investments, Revitalization, and The End of the Great Sports Welfare Machine. The Creation of the Sports Welfare State and Warping of the Relationship Between Cities and Teams. Indianapolis as The Broker City: Sports, A New Image, and the Revitalization of a Dead Core. San Diego: A Unique Approach Or Just More Subsidies In A Small Market?. Los Angeles: Location and the Revitalization of A Convention Center and Downtown Area. Columbus: A Private Arena, Master Developer Rights, and A Town-Gown Success Story. Revitalizing The Rust Belt With Sports: What When Right, What Went Wrong For Cleveland, Pittsburg, St. Louis, and the Limits of Success. Sports, Real State, and Mega Projects: Revitalization Big Apple Style. Sports, Real State Development, and Strategies For Turning Subsidies Into Investments.