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U-T and Port: Bring in the Clowns

The notion of a bayside football stadium is "felony dumb."

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Supposedly, an entertainment district at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal will create jobs. Nonsense. Objective economists say there is little or no multiplier effect with sports stadiums. Workers at the football facility would simply move over from Qualcomm Stadium. Moreover, “these are low-paying jobs, only part-time,” says Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research. An entertainment district might create a few restaurant, bar, and lodging jobs, but by eliminating that port location, San Diego “would be trading fairly good-paying jobs for low-paying jobs.”