League of Fans

Founded by Ralph Nader, League of Fans is a sports reform project working to improve sports by increasing awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, exposing irresponsible business practices, ensuring accountability to fans, and encouraging the industry to contribute to societal well-being.

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League of Fans is motivated by people, just like you, who are upset with what has become of our sports and would like to make a difference. We work with concerned citizens, sports fans, civic groups and communities to increase awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, influence a broad range of issues in sports at all levels and encourage the cooperative capacities that make the "sports powers-that-be" capable of helping, not just dominating, our society and culture.

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We often think of sports as outside the realm of everyday citizen concern. But the many benefits to society that sports can provide are sometimes undermined by a different set of values, often based on the quest for higher and higher profits at the expense of fans, taxpayers, communities, culture and social justice.

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League of Fans supports petition to give St. Louis County taxpayers the right to vote on whether to subsidize Cardinals' new stadium

Construction of New Cardinal Ballpark Begins

The Fight is NOT Over!

The 17 millionaires who own the St. Louis Cardinals have begun construction of their $387 million stadium, and there is nothing the Coalition Against Public Funding For Stadiums can do about stopping them from receiving taxpayer financing.

But the taxpayers of St. Louis County donít have to pay the bill. If they will support the Coalitionís drive to put a charter amendment on the Nov. 2 ballot, they can give themselves the right to vote on whether they will pay $110 million to retire a $45 million bond issue that was given to the Cardinal owners.

If the Coalition can collect 25,000 signatures of registered voters in St. Louis County by July 30, it can put on the Nov. 2 ballot a charter amendment. If passed, the amendment will require a countywide vote before any county money can be appropriated to pay principal and interest on the bonds. At this point, county voters will have the power to vote against paying for the bonds, and save $110 million which can be spent on legitimate public needs.

The Coalition needs volunteers to circulate its signature petitions, and it needs contributions to pay a professional signature collector $1 per signature. Contributions are not tax deductible.

Checks can be sent to CAPFS, P.O. Box 2142, St. Louis MO 63158. Call (314) 771-8882, or email to [email protected]. Also, go to the Coalition website at www.stopballpork.org.


Read the Talking Points on Ballpark Petition

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