When It Comes to a New Stadium, John Oliver Tells Saint Louis to “Make Them Pay!”
Last week, comedian John Oliver took on the public funding of sports stadiums on his popular HBO show, Last Week Tonight. The segment echoed the conclusions of economists and our previous writings: Stadiums do not generate economic development and are unlikely to expand tax revenue for cities. With a great deal of humor (and some off-color language), Oliver argues billionaire owners should pay for their own stadiums, and that Saint Louis is much more than just the Rams. Watch the video here.