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Should the US Government use tax money for Professional Athletic Organizations?

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Started: 5/5/2015 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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IwillWIN123

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First round is acceptance. Second Round is constructive arguments. Third round is a rebuttal. Fourth round is closing arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
IwillWIN123

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C 1: Education is put in jeopardy because of sports.
According to The Economist in November 2013, declining property values and budget cuts by the state left the schools with an $86.2m deficit. Cobb's schools will probably need to trim at least another $60m next year. A few days later, The Atlanta Braves announced that they will move to a new stadium.

C 2: Dehumanization
Dehumanization is when the government has the power to take the communities" land or houses to build a sports stadium on it. In 2006 the New York State Urban Development Corporation, announced that it intended to use eminent domain to condemn private land in Brooklyn, New York, for the Barclays Center, a new basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets. Three more cities"Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta"have all announced their readiness to use eminent domain to build new venues for their own professional sports franchises. In 2006, Arlington, Texas used eminent domain to get rid of houses to build a stadium on that land.

C 3: Job Cuts
In Miami, Bloomberg News reports that the city "approved a $19 million subsidy for the professional basketball arena" and then six weeks later "began considering a plan to cut as many as 700 (librarian) positions, including a fifth of the library staff and more than 300 police."

C 4: Cities will fall into debt
Many professional sports stadiums are such bad deals for cities that one economist, Roger Noll of Stanford, concluded that cities which build them should expect to suffer losses of $ 20-25 million annually. To all of the team owners who argue otherwise, Professor Noll provides the most basic and obvious retorts.

C 5: Pollution
According to CHEMISTRY OF LIFE, Brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium caused air pollution: Researchers have discovered that the bright light from sports stadiums and urban street lights may boost daytime levels of ozone, a key air pollutant in many heavily populated areas.Carbon emissions from sports stadiums increased by 80%.
bibbler543

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Debate Round No. 2
IwillWIN123

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My opponent has failed to provide a case. Thus the harms outweigh the benefits.
bibbler543

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Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 4
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Debate Round No. 5
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