Skip Navigation LinksEBook Details

Power Play

Power Play
Author: Jay Scherer, David Mills & Linda Sloan McCulloch
Price: $32.99
ISBN-10: 1772124966
ISBN-13: 9781772124965
Get It!:
Format: PDF
Delivery: BibliU Reader

Note:
Copy Selections To Clipboard: Copying content to the clipboard is completely disabled
Printing Pages: User can print pages with the following restriction: Initially allowance of 20 pages. Another page allowed every Day. To a maximum of 20 total pages.

Description

When the Rogers Place arena opened in downtown Edmonton in September 2016, no amount of buzz could drown out the rumours of manipulation, secret deals, and corporate greed undergirding the project. Working with documentary evidence and original interviews, the authors present an absorbing account of the machinations that got the arena and the adjacent Ice District built, with a price tag of more than $600 million. The arena deal, they argue, established a costly public financing precedent that people across North America should watch closely, as many cities consider building sports facilities for professional teams or international competitions. Their analysis brings clarity and nuance to a case shrouded in secrecy and understood by few besides political and business insiders. Power Play tells a dramatic story about clashing priorities where sports, money, and municipal power meet.