Analysis: Who Really Pays In Tennessee’s Sports Stadium Sales Tax Zone Funding Scheme?

In Many Of The Cases, Rather Than Using Direct Funding Methods From City Or State Coffers, Tennessee Has Now Opted To Have A Portion Of Funding For The Bonds On Building Stadiums To Come From Sales Tax Zones. Those Funds Are Often Termed By Those Proposing Deals As User Fees. But Economists Say That Doesn’t Show The Full Impact.

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