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

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Index
activists: community, xv, 19–20, 33, 128–29, 157, 166; social-justice, 84
Agnos, Art, 174
Allen, Paul, 44, 115, 163–65, 193
Allen, Sandy, 261
Alou, Felipe, 198
American Basketball Association, 279
American Friends Service Committee, 335
Amey, Hallie, 119–30, 135n1
Anaheim Angels, 199
Anderson, Dave, 2
Angelos, Peter, 71, 74, 252, 256
anti-Ratner rallies, 315
Antonetty, Anita, 302–3, 305, 308, 315–16, 337
Aranza, John, 119–35
Archer, Dennis, 96, 97
Arco Arena (Sacramento), 229
arenas: filling, 58; life cycle of, 229
Arison, Mickey, 106
Arizona Cardinals, 373
Arizona Diamondbacks, 103, 213
Armour Field (Chicago) (proposed), 138, 146, 328
Arrington, Richard, 206
Arrington, Richard, 206 artificial turf, 131, 166, 239; AstroTurf, 137
“as-of-right” tax breaks, 284
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (acorn), 287, 288
Astrodome (Houston), 48, 66
Atlanta, Olympics in, 149
Atlanta Braves, 60n1
Atlantic Yards, 281, 282, 283, 316; affordable housing plan for, 287–88; financing of, 284–85
attendance (MLB), 183–84
Baade, Robert, 34–35, 39, 59, 173
Bagley, Lester, 231
Bagli, Charles, 294
The Ballpark (Arlington TX), 141; as a new “old-time” park, 203
Ballpark (Richmond), 350
Ballpark Agreement, 261
ballpark district, 210–13
“ballpark village,” 241–42
Baltimore Colts, 4, 190; relocation of, 1–2
Baltimore Orioles, 5, 9, 52, 71, 74, 252, 332; sale of, 10
Baltimore Ravens, 19, 31, 37, 52
Bank One Ballpark (Phoenix), 53, 223
Barron, Charles, 289
Barron, Ken, 193
Barry, Marion, 260, 267–68
baseball: as entertainment, 124; viewing experience of, 137
Baseball between the Numbers (Keri), 233
Baseball Club of Seattle, 160–61, 162
Baseball for Real Men (Wolff), 253
Baseball Palace of the World (Bukowski), 123
Bass, Carole, 219

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Table of contents

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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