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Economist Hoffer on Brewers, Packers wanting millions from taxpayers



FILE - A general view of Lambeau Field during an NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Adam Hoffer, director of excise tax policy at the Tax Foundation in La Crosse, joined La Crosse Talk PM on Tuesday to discuss the threat from the MLB commissioner that the Brewers could leave Milwaukee if they don’t get some $500 million in stadium funding, while Green Bay legislators want $2 million from taxpayers for hosting NFL draft.

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We dove into the continuing trend of billionaire owners wanting millions in taxpayer dollars to fund stadiums, as well as whether there is an economic benefit to a city for hosting a pro team.

We also discussed ways money used in Green Bay to host the NFL draft could benefit the city.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. david greener

    May 31, 2023 at 5:16 am

    pro teams asking for and getting tax payer dollars is ridiculous . What is the payroll of pro sports teams. They pay single players millions of dollars a year. Like any other business if they cant afford something maybe they need to trim expenses. But it seems pro teams have politicians scared of loosing them and use that fear to extort money from the public.

  2. Char

    May 31, 2023 at 11:03 am

    It’s past time for ALL sports teams to be maintaining their own properties. They do have the funds to do that. Maybe like the previous commenter, they should cut expenses like All of us peons have to do to maintain our own properties.

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