"How Cities Can Win by Saying No to Funding Professional Sports Stadiums"

Interesting analysis by Ironman at Political Calculations that features a comparison of two cities in Arizona.

So what would happen if a city told the billionaire sports team owner playing that game to go ahead and leave town?

We know the answer to that question because there are two cities in Arizona that took very different paths with respects to the interests of major league sports teams that illustrate that alternative choice. The two cities are Chandler and Glendale, which are located on opposite sides of the Phoenix metropolitan area, where a number of major league baseball teams hold their annual spring training.