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Professional Sports Facilities

Learn about how professional sports facilities are constructed and funded, including issues involving public funding.


Professional sports facilities can range from massive stadiums that can hold over 100,000 spectators to smaller venues and arenas. Regardless of the size of the sports facility, the same legal issues involving construction, government funding, and eminent domain often arise during the operation and maintenance of professional sports facilities.

I. Construction and Financing

Most state constitutions hold that public taxpayer money can’t be used for private purposes. Because most sports teams are...