Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit

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All unattributed quotations are taken from interviews and firsthand reporting conducted by the authors between February 1996 and December 2006.


1. A Tale of Two Inner Cities

1. “It is simply unconscionable.” Peter Richmond, Ballpark (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993), 97.

1. “It's unbelievable, the callousness.” Robert McG. Thomas Jr., “Colts' Move to Indianapolis Is Announced,” New York Times, March 30, 1984.

2. “If the Colts can be moved that way.” Dave Anderson, “12 Vans to Indianapolis,” New York Times, April 1, 1984.

4. The local government had already poured more than $400 million. Jacob V. Lamar Jr. and Don Winbush, “'India-no-place' No More; The Subject of a Joke Gains Major League Attention,” Time, June 11, 1984.

4. Construction of the Hoosier Dome was under way by 1982. Andrew H. Malcolm, “The Colts' Move: For Indianapolis It's a Boon…but in Baltimore, It Leaves a Void in the Hearts of the Fans,” New York Times, April 8, 1984; Kent McDill, “Why Is Indianapolis Building a $75 Million Domed Stadium?” United Press International, June 27, 1982.

4. By 1982, however, it had become clear. The Raiders' ultimately successful lawsuit challenged the NFL's right to control franchise movement; until it was resolved, the league put its expansion plans on hold. Mark Fury, “Will Indianapolis' Domed Stadium Become a White Elephant?” Bond Buyer, July 28, 1982.

4. Articles started appearing in financial publications. Fury, “Will Indianapolis' Domed Stadium Become a White Elephant?”

4. In 1979, with the Colts floundering on the field. Charles C. Euchner, Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), 105.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface to the New Edition xi
  • Introduction - The View from the Cheap Seats xiii
  • 1: A Tale of Two Inner Cities 1
  • 2: Stealing Home 27
  • 3: Ball Barons 42
  • 4: The Art of the Steal 62
  • 5: Deus Ex Pizza 83
  • 6: Home Field Advantage 103
  • 7: Local Heroes 119
  • 8: Bad Neighbors 136
  • 9: Repeat Offenders 160
  • 10: The Bucks Stop Here 182
  • 11: Winning Isn't Everything 194
  • 12: One Year 198
  • 13: The Art of the Steal Revisited 225
  • 14: Youppi! Come Home 247
  • 15: The Perfect Storm 272
  • 16: Saving Fenway 318
  • Acknowledgments 341
  • Notes 347
  • Index 389
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