Jeff Owen ’92 Discusses Vikings Stadium Plan at Gustie Breakfasts

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 by

Assistant Professor Jeff Owen was the March speaker at Gustie Breakfasts in Saint Peter and Minneapolis sponsored by the Gustavus Alumni Association. Professor Owen described why sports teams and stadiums do not provide the economic benefits to communities that promoters claim. He also argued electronic pulltabs were a particularly poor choice for a funding mechanism. Professor Owen is a 1992 graduate of Gustavus and received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, where his doctoral dissertation was on the economic impact of sports teams and stadiums.

 

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