No Sale In Detroit Either
According to the Detroit Tigers Web site, the tax would result more than $100 million per year in new tax revenue for the state from sporting events, concerts and shows. Here is where the Tigers estimated that revenue would come from each year:
$24 million from sports, including the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Lions, Michigan International Speedway, minor league baseball and hockey.
$48 million from shows and concerts at the Fox Theater, Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Theater, Joe Louis Arena, Van Andel Arena and other venues.
$32 million from all movie tickets sold.
A family of four with season tickets to the Tigers would pay from $230 to $1,200 in new taxes, while a family of four with season tickets to the Detroit Red Wings would pay from $597 to more than $1,900 a year.
The Illitch family owns the Tigers, Red Wings,
Source: detroittigers.com, June 2007.