dr_blasto: cman: Let me say something else, tooIf this incident can't even open your eyes to the racist moral panic then I am afraid you are a lost soulI don't even know what this means.I can say, the blackmail scams by major league sports wherein they manage to claw money out of taxpayers who - eagerly - throw that cash at the teams is funny. I've read about plenty of splits (stadium costs) where the split was 50-50. 50% taxpayer funded, 50% funded with money the team was given by municipalities through outright cash handoffs, tax breaks and other similar grifts.
ClintBartonWannabe: cman: Oh FFS...THE BRAVES MOVED BECAUSE ATLANTA REFUSED TO GIVE IN TO THEIR shiatTY DEMANDSIts not about race; its about money, and a BIG ASS stadium.The new stadium is supposed to seat fewer people than Turner Field.
FloridaFarkTag: If Blacks would start addressing the problems in their community, instead of blaming every problem on white folks, you won't have baseball teams, or everything else, moving out of black areas into white areasAnd, the White Guilt Liberals who pander do not help, either. There is no group of dumber buttfarks than White Guilt Liberals. You're not helpingTime for folks to grow up. Get a grip on reality
slayer199: After reading TFA, it looks more like they're moving closer to their fan base (irrespective of race) than anything else. If their fan base is wealthier...and they can build a new stadium complete with more luxury boxes and amenities, they can charge more and make more money.The sad thing about it to me is that Turner Field isn't even 20 years old. That's the real insanity as I highly doubt the Braves have paid off the costs of Turner Field. Taxpayers will be on the hook for a good portion of the new stadium. If it was financed only by the ownership, sure..move the team wherever you want. That isn't the case and taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill as the real economic impact of having a team in your city never is as great as they make it out to be.
God_Almighty_Himself: steamingpile: Whats ironic is that area is a lot more racially diverse than quite a few stadiums up north but hey why let facts get in the way.The Voting Rights Act officially established that people in southern states are inherently more racist than northerners.
steamingpile: Whats ironic is that area is a lot more racially diverse than quite a few stadiums up north but hey why let facts get in the way.
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