O.J. wrote:Why do you support a team whose stadium was 100% publicly financed? When you look up the word hypocrite in the dictionary, how crystal clear is that mirror image that greets you?
Sorry man, not true. Soldier Field II, the smallest stadium in the NFL, was 66% public financed and 34% privately (the Bears owner). The multi-use stadium is owned by the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, which now receives rent from the Bears, and also revenues generated by operation of the facility. No tax increase nor tax extension was needed. Instead a hotel-motel tax mostly paid for by visitors was created. Also, like the Packers, they sold personal seat licenses to help finance the stadium.