Is America Addicted To Building New Sports Stadiums?

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Look at all these stadiums! I can't even begin to cover all the construction....

Levi Stadium Santa Clara, CA-- completed 2014-- $1.2 Billion
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Marlins Ballpark, Miami, FL --completed 2012-- $651 million
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Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL-- $400 million funding for major overhaul just approved
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American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL-- completed 1999-- $400 million
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New Vikings Stadium Minneapolis, MN --Under construction--$1 Billion
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Target Field Minneapolis -- completed 2010 -- $545 million
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Atlanta's new stadium -- Under Construction -- $1 Billion
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Citi Field, Queens, NY Completed 2009 $900 Million
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Yankee Stadium Bronx, NY completed 2009 $1.5 Billion
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Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY completed 2012 $1.03 Billion
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Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NY -- completed in 1964, renovated in 1991, and 2014 -- $123 million + $200 million + $1.07 billion
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Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ completed 2009 $1.6 Billion
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Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN completed 2008 $720 million
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Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ --completed 2006 -- $455 million
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NRG Stadium Houston, TX -- completed 2002 -- $352 million
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Minute Maid Park Houston, TX -- completed in 2000, renovated in 2010 -- $250 million
(probably the most fascinating retractable roof in the world -- ALL of that retracts)
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Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC -- completed 1996, major overhaul 2014 -- $248 million + $300 million
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Soldier Field, Chicago, IL -- completed 1924, rebuilt 2003 -- $13 million + $632 million
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Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA -- completed 2003 -- $512 million
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Heinz Field, Pittsburgh PA -- completed 2001 -- $281 million
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Mile High Stadium Denver, CO -- completed 2001 -- $400 million
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CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA -- completed 2002 -- $43o million
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We are a country with a huge economy that has 122 clubs in the four major leagues, new stadiums are going to pop up all the time!
 

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Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan -- completed 2002 -- $430 million
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Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan -- completed 2000 -- $300 million
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Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO -- completed 2007 -- $276 million
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McLane Stadium, Waco, TX -- To be completed 2014 -- $250 million
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Kyle Field, College Station, TX -- expansion to 102,000 seats unde construction 2014 -- $425 million
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Husky Stadium, Seattle,WA -- Major overhaul 2013 -- $250 million
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TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN -- completed 2009-- $303 Million
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Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS -- completed 2011-- $200 million
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BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX -- completed 2012 -- $100 million
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Time Warner Arena, Charlotte, NC -- completed 2005 -- $260 million
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KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY -- completed 2010 -- $238 million
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Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR -- completed 2011 -- $277 million
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Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA -- repaired 2005, renovated in 2011 - $193 million + $226 million
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Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA -- completed 2002 -- $325 million
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Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO -- renovated 2010 -- $375 million
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AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX -- completed 2009 -- $1.3 Billion
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FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH --completed 1999, renovated 2014 -- $283 million +$120 million
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Paul Brown Stadium-- completed 2000-- $455 million
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I don't think it's necessarily America being addicted, but Corporate America being addicted to building new stadia with lost and lots and lots of Luxury Boxes so to better pick the pockets of Corporate America.