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Monday, July 23, 2012

Grandiose stadiums defy crisis

The world is in crisis spending incredible amounts of money to build arena 21st century. Americans already are building a billion dollars, a stadium in Warsaw is worth half a billion euros.

When build all the roads, quick and regional railways and subways in cities that do not even have a tram, European politicians are turning a new round of borrowing, and a favorite toy they footbal stadiums. Americans, on the other hand, have worse roads and railways backward, but when we have the food and games, there shall not lack: build the most expensive sports arenas in the world.

In America, however, is not about the same as football in Europe: its more like rugby, is played with the oval ball, there are hardly any fouls, and the game lasts as long as the average transmission Serbian Assembly session.

Europeans, in turn, its a math counting it all worth it and the recipe on the west side of the Atlantic replicated in their countries, even if it were not rich. Hosts the European football championships in Poland and Ukraine have invested a total of 30.2 billion euros in the organization of the championship. Poland is an EU member, and one that the economic crisis in 2008. least affected, but not exactly a country with a reputation for roads. Ukrainians not only boast some abundance. Do not, perhaps, mixed priorities here? The issue is so familiar to us from some of the local debate, when we fought each other to the most important that we have the highest pole (which we started to call the "pylon").

Poles and Ukrainians, however, for the European championship and get better roads and airports. The Austrian "Erste Group" is, therefore, estimated that the extensive investment in infrastructure has given birth to a large increase in capital investment and mitigate the negative effects of financial crisis. Even before the ball went, predicted that the country hosts about one million tourists visit, each of which would remain three or four nights and spent about 800 euros. By far it is, though, spent thirty billion.
The Poles, as part of the investment storm, get a new National Stadium in Warsaw, worth half a billion euros, with a roof that folds as necessary as a convertible, and the arena in Gdansk (190 million) and Wroclaw (210 million), while Poznan stadium was reconstructed for about 150 million euros. Ukrainians have been building in Donetsk and Lviv, and spending by about 200 million euros, and thoroughly renovated in Kiev (half billion) and Kharkov (fifty million).
Is not that the Europeans are spenders, the Americans, enlightened "Reaganism" and the dogma of "no free lunch" keep an eye on every dollar of taxpayers - here is an example of Minnesota: Governor of that State has recently approved the construction of the stadium for their "ovoid" football for what you will pay 975 million dollars! City and members of the federation will earmark about half the money.
Falcons Atlanta, a professional American football team, for 20 years played their home matches at the biggest sports hall in the U.S., "Georgia home," the same to that of the Yugoslav basketball players in the finals of the Olympic Games 1996th fought a bitter battle against the American "dream team". Its construction cost was two decades ago 214 million dollars, and paid to the state of Georgia. There, under the roof, there are places for 71 000 spectators, but all the chairs are always full. They say that some people do not like American football indoors, so they need to meet. Falcons and power because they announced a new project: an arena with a fold-out roof, the more viewers is greater share of the most expensive places. Cautious estimates: 947.7 million, of which 300 million from the budget ...

In Minnesota, a justification for its mega project too expensive. Los Angeles has no team in professional football league NFL, and it does it. Angry because the owner could, if it does not provide adequate stadium, could easily raise the anchor from the cold Minnesota and embark to California. In the local language translated - taxpayers meet the tycoon ...
Of the 20 stadiums built in the U.S. after "Georgia Dom," only four are funded by private capital. For others, the public share is about 73 percent. The evidence that stadiums paid for with public funds provide substantial economic growth are "loose", especially on their existing team performance, rather than "attract" a new, says the London "Economist".
American football is very profitable, but are more comfortable with new stadiums and tickets more expensive, also, TV broadcasting is better and more realistic, and the visit fell matches.
Ukrainians and Poles will have little more trouble than Americans to maintain their new, precious toys. At stadiums in Kiev and Donetsk, however, play a major European clubs. Warsaw, on the other hand, is known as probably the most European city without a strong club with tradition. But why has one of the most modern stadium, which was played this year and the final Polish League of American Football ...
Ancient Rome in many ways the inspiration for modern Western society, and it appears that the ancient builders and financiers saw a sports arena crisis era 21st century. As Rome was sinking into decadence, built in the growing arena. The Roman Colosseum was receiving many spectators. "Circus Maximus", according to sources from the fourth century AD, had space for 385 000 people. Almost half the population of Rome could also be placed in its arenas and theaters, which, according to Lewis Mumford, a higher proportion than anywhere else, as long as electronic communications have been expanded to indeterminate scale surface on which the play takes place, and the number of viewers . One significant difference does exist: while the citizens of Rome to expand their empire less work (work ended in the afternoon) and had more time for leisure in contemporary capitalism is all day long, and modern empires, the United States, vacations are among the shortest in the world.


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