No Economic Impact? Say it ain't so, Joe!
Next time your city is being extorted by your local sports franchises for new ballparks and arenas, remember this: the Seattle Supersonics, in attempting to get out of their lease so they can move to Oklahoma City, are making the argument that they have no economic impact on the city. Isn't the argument in favor of taxpayer funding for ballparks that having the team in town brings money into the area? Finally, a team ADMITS that it's all bull.