Are Sports Stadiums Worth The Cost?

Feb 12, 2018

A new Atlanta Hawks stadium was slated to break ground this month in College Park. But community members have asked city leaders to halt construction until there’s more proof it will be worth the cost. Both Suntrust Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium each cost billions of dollars to build. We talk about the economic payoff and possible pitfalls of sports stadiums with Benjamin Flowers, Professor of Architecture at Georgia Tech. Also Michael Ault, Executive Director for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership is joined with us today. Sacramento has seen some economic boom since starting construction on their own basketball arena in 2014.