The economic studies strongly show the stadiums do not give a return to the public. (The survey suggests there is an emotional factor that maybe too hard to quantify, therefore I suspect that there should be some public financial greasing to these sports projects. The public should also get some form of financial return via a profit sharing system.
If the St. Paul site is chosen for a new soccer stadium, it would be a shame for our city to give away any form of revenue. Consequently, if a tax break is granted by our state and city, I hope a percent of the team's profits are earmarked for us. Such an arrangement would allow both the team and our city to predict costs/income. After all, I feel that most businesses are more interested in reducing the variables that limit their potential profits than simply maximizing their income.