Las Vegas ballpark pitch revives debate over public funding for sports stadiums
By GABE STERN Associated Press/Report for America | Sunday, June 4, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - This rendering provided by the Oakland Athletics on May 26, 2023, shows a view of their proposed new ballpark at the Tropicana site in Las Vegas. The proposal to help finance a new Oakland Athletics ballpark has revived nationwide debates about public funding for private sports clubs, pitting Nevada’s powerful tourism industry against a growing chorus of progressive groups who, throughout the country, are raising concerns about ceding tax revenue that could otherwise be funneled toward government services or schools. (Courtesy of Oakland Athletics via AP, File)
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Joe Lombardo wants to help build Major League Baseball’s smallest ballpark, arguing that the worst team in baseball can boost Las Vegas, a city striving to call itself a sports mecca.