The Disadvantages of Stadium Construction Persuasive Essay by Nicky

An argument that the construction of new sports facilities do not stimulate local economies.
# 145580 | 1,659 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper discusses the various disadvantages to the local community that result from new stadium construction, the lack of economic improvement in areas where new stadiums have been constructed, as well as the enormous costs associated with new stadiums. The paper is written with the average tax paying citizen in mind and is intended to dissuade those who have a vote in such referendums.

Statement of Thesis
Purpose of Study
Factors Affecting New Stadium Construction
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Another problem with new stadium construction is noted in the work of Piard (2008) who states that traffic congestion is a real problem as well as is pollution and general disruption of the neighborhood and community in which a stadium is constructed. Also noted by Piard is that once a new stadium is constructed the necessity to construct additional parking facilities is dealt with by the community. The city of Auckland Australia conducted an assessment of the costs and benefits associated with building a waterfront stadium and in its reports stated that the projected costs of construction initially stated at $500 million would in the end actually cost $1 billion and that this amount would construct eight high schools and simultaneously Auckland opted out of the stadium construction proposal."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Marchek, Jason (2004) Minor League Baseball Stadium Construction: A Primer on the Key Issues and Considerations. The Confluence Research Group.
  • Nesbitt, Jimmy (2008) Two Measures of Stadium Reveal Different Results. Courierpress. 21 July 2008. Online available at:
  • The Pros and Cons of Building a New Football Stadium in Winnipeg (2008) The River City Sports Blog 23 Sept 2008. Online available at:
  • Waterfront Stadium Fiasco (nd) Auckland Civic Trust. Online available at:
  • Will Stadium Parking Become a Ticket to Ride? City Limits Save Our Parks. 2008 Jan 14. Online available at;

Cite this Persuasive Essay:

APA Format

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MLA Format

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