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 Excessive Public Assistance

$1 Billion Major League Tax Increase
For Minor League Agreements

The taxpayers are funding 100% for stadium renovations. The Chiefs and Royals are only contributing to renovation and expansion of luxury suites not to the renovation of the stadiums.   

User fees are optional.  Teams are opposed to these charges because it takes revenue from them.

Teams pay for all cost overruns.  Royals and Chiefs shall have the right, at any time, to change the scope.  The proponents have stated that plans could change after the vote.

Strict limit on future taxpayer support.  The 3/8 cent sales tax is for 25 years.  The County contends taxpayer funding is capped at $425 million. Principal and interest is $700 million.  Estimates for sales tax collected range from $837 million to $1.025 billion.

The County does not discuss the continued city, county and state payment of $8.5 million per year for 25 years that total $212.5 million.

Does your family have extra money?
Team owners plead poverty.

Can your family afford to give $5,000 to team owners, that don't contribute their fair share?

VOTE NO ON COUNTY
QUESTION 1 & 2

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Paid for by Neighborhood Action Group of KC, Terrence Nash, Treasurer

Assumptions:

Sales Tax: Sales tax for 25 years.

Sales tax of $836 million represents 1% growth in sales tax revenue for 25 years.

Sales tax of $1.026 billion represents 2.6% historcial growth in sales tax revenue for 25 years.

 

City,County and State Money: Repair and maintenance for 25 years length of lease

Amount

years

2,000,000

Kansas City

3,500,000

Jackson County

3,000,000

Missouri

Total

8,500,000

25

212,500,000

State Tax Credits: $50 million - $37.5 million to Chiefs, $12.5 million to Royals. Amount will be discounted

Only using the sales tax cost to calculate subsidy per ticket. Attendance numbers from Kansas City Business Journal, May 27,2005.

Kansas City Royals

2001

1,536,371

2002

1,323,036

2003

1,773,226

2004

1,661,478

6,294,111

6,294,111

Total attendance for years 2001 to 2004

4

4

Number years(2001,2002,2003,2004)

1,573,527

1,573,527

Avg attendance

25

25

Length of lease

39,338,193

39,338,193

Total Attendance

$ 418,000,000

$ 513,000,000

Cost To Taxpayers

39338193

39338193

Total Attendance

$ 10.63 per ticket

$ 13.04 per ticket

Subsidy per ticket

Kansas City Chiefs


2001

617488

2002

652821

2003

627981

2004

623264

2,521,554

2,521,554

Total attendance for years 2001 to 2004

4

4

Number years(2001,2002,2003,2004)

630,388

630,388

Avg attendance

25

25

Length of lease

15,759,712

15,759,712

Total Attendance

$ 418,000,000

$ 513,000,000

Total Cost To Taxpayers

15,759,712

15,759,712

Total Attendance

$ 26.52 per ticket

$ 32.55 per ticket

Subsidy per ticket

Using sales tax cost,county city and state costs to calculate subsidy per ticket.
Attendance numbers from Kansas City Business Journal, May 27,2005.

Kansas City Royals

2001

1536371

2002

1323036

2003

1773226

2004

1661478

6294111

6294111

Total attendance for years 2001 to 2004

4

4

Number years(2001,2002,2003,2004)

1573527.75

1573527.75

Avg attendance

25

25

Length of lease

39338193.75

39338193.75

Total Attendance

418000000

513000000

Sales Cost To Taxpayers

12500000

12500000

State Tax Credits

106250000

106250000

City,County, State Yearly Subsidy

$ 536,750,000

$ 631,750,000

Total Cost to Taxpayer

39338193.75

39338193.75

Total Attendance

$ 13.64 per ticket

16.06 per ticket

Subsidy per ticket

Kansas City Chiefs

2001

617488

2002

652821

2003

627981

2004

623264

2521554

2521554

Total attendance for years 2001 to 2004

4

4

Number years(2001,2002,2003,2004)

630388.5

630388.5

Avg attendance

25

25

Length of lease

15759712.5

15759712.5

Total Attendance

418000000

513000000

Sales Cost To Taxpayers

37500000

37500000

State Tax Credits

106250000

106250000

City,County, State Yearly Subsidy

$ 561,750,000.00

$ 656,750,000.00

Total Cost to Taxpayer

15,759,712

15,759,712

Total Attendance

$ 35.64 per ticket

$ 41.67 per ticket

Subsidy per ticket

In other words the more seats there are, the more tikets that are sold, the more it costs you and me. And we don't even get to go to the game.

We pay from $35 to $41 dollars and still don't get into the game.


 

 

Total Revenue from User Fees on Parking

Chiefs

Parking User fee calculation

One Year

25 years

Non Resident

Parking Fee

Games

Parking Spaces

1

8

15000

120,000

$ 3,000,000

Royals

Parking User fee calculation

One Year

25 years

Non Resident

Parking Fee

Games

EST. USER %

Parking Spaces

9

82

738

0.05

36.9

6000

221,400

5,535,000

Total Parking Fee Revenue

221400

$ 5,535,000

Total Revenue From User Fees on Tickets

Attendance numbers from Kansas City Business Journal, May 27,2005.

Kansas City Royals

2001

1,536,371

2002

1,323,036

2003

1,773,226

2004

1,661,478

6,294,111

Total attendance for years 2001 to 2004

4

Number years(2001,2002,2003,2004)

1,573,527

Avg attendance

25

Length of lease

39,338,193

Total Attendance

0.75

Non-Resident 75%

29,503,645

Total Non-Resident Attendance

0.3

User Fee

$ 8,851,093

Total User Fee for 25 years

Kansas City Chiefs

2001

617,488

2002

652,821

2003

627,981

2004

623,264

2,521,554

Total attendance for years 2001 to 2004

4

Number years(2001,2002,2003,2004)

630,389

Avg attendance

25

Length of lease

15,759,713

Total Attendance

0.75

Non-Resident 75%

11,819,784

Total Non-Resident Attendance

1

User Fee

$ 11,819,784

Total User Fee for 25 years


The Bi-State Ball Hogs are trying to get in the trough with both front feet.

More swill for the ball owners.

More swill for the ball players.
they want a new baseball stadium now.

They want more "suites" like the one mentioned in the K.C. Star. Where the liquor flows. Free food, all at Tax Payer expence-- you are paying for fat cats to belly up to the bar for free food! Is it the place that "deals" are made! The BIG corporations, the "big wheels roll into Chiefs suite for free"

We don't even get to watch them suck up the drinks , we get to pay the money. They get to SUCK up the MONEY.

Read "Cost of the Game"

 

Read "Field of Schemes"
by Joanna Cagan and Neil deMause

in Jackson County Library