Capital Sporting Grounds: A History of Stadium and Ballpark Construction in Washington, D.C. by Brett L. Abrams
English | Dec 3, 2008 | ISBN: 0786439564 | 296 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
Politics is nothing new to Washington, D.C., even in the arena marked with base paths and outfield grass. The stadium for the expansion Washington Nationals baseball team cost over $600 million and while opponents decried the waste of taxpayer money, supporters promised the stadium would stimulate economic development. Land swaps, closed-door deals, and valuable parking-lot strategies were as complex as any game plan employed on the diamond.