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  • Pro sports stadiums don't bolster local economies, scholars say

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      Sports economist Brad Humphreys, a UI professor of recreation, sport and tourism, and a colleague from the University of Maryland, were commissioned by the Cato Institute to study the economic impact of a deal proposed by the mayor of Washington, D.C.; under terms of the agreement, the Major Baseball League would move the Montreal Expos to the nation's capital in exchange for a new, city-built ballpark.

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