August 29, 2016

Raiders Stadium Backers To Las Vegas: Give Us $750 Million, Or Else: ... Rich old baby Mark Davis, truly evil plutocrat Sheldon Adelson, and Las Vegasís scummy sheen have all combined to create one of the most abhorrent cast of characters weíve ever seen attached to a stadium financing project. If anyone can finally convince American sports fans and politicians that publicly funded stadiums are a massive scam, itís these goons.

posted by NoMich to football at 05:55 PM - 5 comments

The taxpaying citizens would be better off if these billionaires build their stadium elsewhere. (or use their own money) These taxpayer funded stadiums never bring in more money then it costs to build and maintain them, big holes to throw tax dollars into.

posted by ic23b at 06:47 PM on August 29

NFL franchise owners are by definition extremely rich, if not billionaires, and regardless of moral character shouldn't get fed at the public trough.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:13 PM on August 29

In the real world, city officials would say, "Buh-bye!" Given big spenders (and not-so-big-spending vacationers) come to Las Vegas, and the city was awarded an NHL franchise, I think city officials will bend over to get a tax plan through.

posted by jjzucal at 08:49 PM on August 29

Sheldon Adelson's opposition to weed is pretty rich to me coming from a guy whose fortune is based on something probably more harmful to people on the whole.

posted by holden at 09:40 PM on August 29

Why doesn't the league invite someone else to buy the team. If they want to maintain a certain level of unctuosity, there are a couple of Donalds that come to mind. Donald Sterling is one of them. With him, if he says he's got the dough, at least you know he really does.

posted by beaverboard at 09:33 AM on August 30

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