Should public money be used to fund a new stadium?
Art Rolnick and Major Rybak spar over the proposed Vikings stadium.
Most of the subsidy we're talking about to the Vikings stadium is going to go to the owners and the players and to some of the fans because their ticket prices won't be as high as they should be. But I want to make a more general point (based on) my experience with Detroit, Michigan, my hometown.
They made similar arguments years ago. They have two brand new stadiums. They have three casinos. It is a Third World economy. It's going to stay a Third World economy because 75 percent of their kids don't graduate high school on time or don't graduate at all. What kind of economy do you think that's going to be ten, fifteen years down the road?