Fact Check: Downtown Kansas City Royals Stadium 'Economic Impact' Debunked . . . Again

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That's just a fact of life . . . Everything else just fodder to slip betwixt commercials . . . 

Here's even more evidence of economic reality despite developer promises . . .

“The economic impact claims made by Kansas City’s owner are not credible, and no one should take them seriously,” said sports economist J.C. Bradbury of Kennesaw State University in Georgia. “They are nothing more than propaganda intended to support requests for taxpayer assistance.”

The Royals claim a new ballpark would create $185 million in additional economic impact in its first year with $60 million in new taxes collected in its first 10 years.

“Economists have studied the economic effects of stadiums extensively finding little to no impacts on host economies,” Bradbury said. “There is universal agreement among economists that stadiums are not economic development catalysts. It’s why stadium subsidy supporters have to pay consultants to concoct these bogus numbers.”

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