Every once in a while, I come across something that reminds us that we tax payers are just pawns in the stadium construction game. We help fund the stadium, and then we turn around and pay to use it. And often its at the expense of other things - that is, the money could be spent elsewhere.
Here's an article from a group called FormSwift about the spending of Texas on its sports stadiums versus its spending on schools:
You might say it's a primer of sorts. Something to think about as we continue to support building of stadia.