Now Playing at Take Us Out of the Ball Game—Are Sports Subsidies Worth It?


It's a great time to be a sports fan: The NBA playoffs are shaping up, the NHL playoffs are underway, and the baseball season is young enough that followers of every team can still dream about making it to the World Series.

But as Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals-a team that surely is not going to the October Classic any time soon-eases into its brand-spanking-new-and-massively-expensive stadium, asks the question: Are publicly financed stadiums and other sports subsidies really worth the cost to taxpayers?

Click on the image below to watch an approximately four three-minute video hosted by Nick Gillespie and shot and edited by Dan Hayes.

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