Look into any stadium in America; 50% and more of the patrons will deduct the expense of the tickets, hot dogs and beers as a business expense. These deductions are a “business expense” and while it is great to bond with your colleagues and clients; is this an industry our country can afford to give tax breaks too? What does it do to address our real challenges of healthcare, education, global competiveness ? Why should we enrich owners and players through expensive ticket and concession sales ?
These tax breaks inflate prices to a level that an ordinary family without an expense account can’t afford to go to a game.