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Monday, January 05, 2009

455 Million!?!?!?

Date Built 2006
(Management) Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority
(Global Spectrum)
Surface Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass
Cost of Construction $455 million
Naming Rights The University of Phoenix paid $154 million for 20 years.
Former Names Cardinals Stadium (2006)
University of Phoenix Stadium (2006-Present)
Stadium Financing Public/Private
The Cardinals contributed $147 million, the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority contributed more than $298 million, and Glendale, Ariz. contributed $9.5 million.

I was watching pregame and heard them give the figure for building the stadium where the game between Ohio State and Texas is tonight. Seriously? 455 million?
There are people who don't have a place to live or food and clean water and we spend this amt of money for sports?
That's just sick.


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