Friday, November 23, 2012

Replacing a 21 year old stadium

The NFL commissioner says that HDTV is hurting live attendance. Maybe it is, but I have an alternate candidate for the biggest problem: excessive ticket prices. Make it cheaper to attend live games, more people will attend, including me. How to make it cheaper? So many ways, but let's start by not throwing away perfectly good, multi-100-million dollar investments that are barely two decades old.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, politicians don't get credit for preserving perfectly good stadiums. They do get credit for spending our tax dollars on the biggest, best, shiniest stadiums ever. The Federal government granting a legal monopoly to the NFL unfortunately gives the NFL way too much leverage over cities to conform to their wishes. This is crony capitalism at its finest, and (unfortunately) a segment of the public just doesn't care.