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SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2014 NSDA PUBLIC FORUM: PUBLIC SPORTS SUBSIDIES

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The resolution, released by the National Speech and Debate Association on August 15, 2014 is:

Resolved: On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United States benefit their local communities.

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Public Sports Subsidies Index

META

  • PROFESSIONAL SPORTS SUBSIDIES HUGE/RISING
  • PUBLIC FUNDING SUBSIDIES DOMINATE THE FINANCIAL MODEL 

PRO

  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: INTANGIBLE BENEFITS OUTWEIGH SIMPLISTIC ECONOMIC ANALYSI
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: IMPORTANT TO URBAN REDEVELOPMENT
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: STUDIES SHOW THEY ARE WORTH THE COST
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: INCREASE CONSUMPTION
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: BRINGS JOBS
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: TEAM SALARIES ARE SPENT IN THE COMMUNITY
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: OTHER BENEFITED SERVICES OFTEN OVERLOOKED
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: CREATE AN ECONOMIC ENGINE
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: FACILITIES INCREASE OTHER EVENT ACTIVITY
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: SPORTS TEAMS SUPPORT LOCAL AGENCIES/NON-PROFITS
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: OVERALL INVESTMENT-PER-PERSON IS LOW
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: BRINGS FAN HAPPINESS
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: PUBLIC DEMANDS SPORTS TEAMS
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: QUALITY OF LIFE JUSTIFIES EXPENSE
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: CREATE MORE MEANS FOR CITIES TO TAKE ON PROJECTS
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: INCREASE SENSE OF COMMUNITY
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: SPORTS BRING POSITIVE BENEFITS LIKE ZOOS AND PARKS
  • A/T: STUDIES PROVE CON
  • A/T: PRO STUDIES ARE WEAK
  • A/T: SUBSIDIES TRADE OFF WITH X

CON

  • SUMMARY: SPORTS ARE BAD BUSINESS FOR COMMUNITIES
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: NO POSITIVE FINANCIAL IMPACT TO COMMUNITIES
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: OPERATING SUBSIDIES BAD
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS ALWAYS BALLOON
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TRUE COST OF SUBSIDIES ARE HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TANTAMOUNT TO HIGH PROFIT SOCIALISM
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TRADES OFF WITH PUBLIC SERVICES
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TRADES OFF WITH PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSIONS
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TRADES OFF WITH OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TRADES OFF WITH PROTECTIVE SERVICES
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TRADES OFF WITH OTHER PRIORITIES IN THE COMMUNITY LIKE ARTS AND TOURISM
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TEAMS ARE USING SCARE TACTICS TO INCREASE PUBLIC FINANCIAL COMMITMENT
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: TEAMS ARE USING LOBBYING ARMS TO INCREASE PUBLIC SUBSIDIES
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: EXAMPLES PROVE
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: MANY PRO SPORTS ENTITIES DON’T EVEN PAY TAXES
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: DESPITE SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC SUPPORT, PRO SPORTS FRANCHISES ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: SPORTS PROVIDE NO SOCIAL VALUE
  • ALTERNATIVE: PRIVATE FUNDING BETTER
  • PRO RESEARCH WEAK/BIASED
  • A/T: RECESSION/ECONOMY CHECKS SUBSIDIES
  • A/T: SUBSIDY PROJECTS REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS
  • A/T: TEAM WILL MOVE IF NO SUBSIDIES ARE AVAILABLE
  • A/T: SUBSIDIES HAVE A MULTIPLIER EFFECT 
  • A/T: SUBSIDIES CREATE JOBS
  • A/T: SUBSIDIES RAISE INCOMES
  • A/T: PUBLIC SUPPORTS
  • A/T: SPORTS INCREASE FAN TOURISM
  • A/T: SPORTS = HAPPINESS
  • A/T: INTANGIBLE BENEFITS JUSTIFY PRO

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