If you build it, they will come.
That's the oft-repeated mantra of a slew companies, all of whom want to build a new arena in Las Vegas.
The county commission and city of Las Vegas are currently in separate talks with five different companies on building a new pro sports arena in Las Vegas.
Will a new arena bring a professional sports franchise to Las Vegas? And is a public-private financing model best for a Las Vegas considering flat visitor numbers and continuously falling tax revenue?
Smith College economist Andrew Zimbalist
joins us to discuss the proposals.
, Robert A. Woods Prof of Economics, Smith College