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Field of schemes : how the great stadium swindle turns public money into private profit

Author: Neil DeMause; Joanna Cagan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Field of Schemes is a play-by-play account of how the drive for new sports stadiums and arenas drains $2 billion a year from public treasuries for the sake of private profit. -- back cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil DeMause; Joanna Cagan
ISBN: 9780803260160 0803260164
OCLC Number: 165083149
Notes: Revised edition of: Field of schemes / Joanna Cagan and Neil DeMause.
Description: xvi, 407 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A tale of two inner cities --
Stealing home --
Ball barons --
The art of the steal --
Deus ex pizza --
Home field advantage --
Local heroes --
Bad neighbors --
Repeat offenders --
The bucks stop here --
Winning isn't everything --
One year --
The art of the steal revisited --
Youppi! Come home --
The perfect storm --
Saving Fenway.
Responsibility: Neil deMause and Joanna Cagan.
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