From Calgary to Los Angeles, everyone knows that sports arenas are a bad deal for cities. But the problem isn’t just the use of public subsidies for private profit: the whole multibillion-dollar sports venue industry is built on the backs of poorly treated, underpaid workers. Scotiabank Saddledome, the home arena of the NHL team the Calgary Flames, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Wikimedia Commons) The North American sports market, worth $71 billion, is limping forward…
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