The Infrastructure of Play

The Infrastructure of Play

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Using in-depth case studies, this volume shows how the infrastructure of tourism has transformed cities throughout North America. It makes clear that the modern urban environment is being thoroughly altered to emphasize the growing tourism sector in such areas as renovated waterfronts.In contrast, LoDo promised lower land costs, a site allowing the stadium to be sunk into the hillside so as not to block the mountain views, and an ... was more than twice the original estimate of $100 million, way beyond the average baseball stadium construction costs overruns of 73 percent. ... Playing their first two years in Mile High stadium (rent-free), the Rockies set major league attendance records.

Title:The Infrastructure of Play
Author:Dennis R. Judd
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-02-12


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