Sunday, May 03, 2009

"Ballpark figures; From coast to coast, expensive new baseball stadiums stand empty, monuments to an era of corporate wealth now gone" Guardian 5/2/9

This article may interest you. If so, click the title to read it in full. Here's a taste:

"On opening day, clueless commissioner Bud Selig pronounced every seat in (Yankee) stadium "affordable". In the heyday of Wall Street profits and corporate spending, perhaps. Not now. The PR nightmare and the loss of expected revenue has already forced the Yankees to bow to pressure and lower prices. Nevertheless, the stadium is an instant dinosaur, a monument to an era of wealth now wrenchingly gone."


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