By Gustavo Arellano
In 1998, the Phoenix Civic Plaza lost $20 million. City officials don't mind. They made up the loss with your tax money, just as they do every year.
Bank One Ballpark was touted as a powerful economic engine for downtown. Data show, however, that BOB has fueled sales mostly for BOB. The meager spillover doesn't bode well for the Arizona Cardinals' stadium aspirations.