The newly expanded edition of Field of Schemes doesn’t officially hit store shelves until April 1, but you can buy it now from the Bison Books website. For those who haven’t been following, this is is a mammoth upgrade to the original edition, clocking in at more than 400 pages – four new chapters cover recent changes in the sports subsidy game like tax increment financing and “state-of-the-art” clauses, as well as in-depth coverage of stadium battles in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Boston. And the original material has been updated with annotations on subsequent events, so if you were wondering how those Baltimore and Cleveland stadium deals look a decade on, here’s your answer.
If all you have is the original edition, in other words, you’re missing out. On a really heavy brick of a book to throw at your opponents during arguments, if nothing else.
Aside to journalists, radio producers, and potential book reviewers: Please e-mail me with your contact info, and I’ll have Bison’s publicist get in touch with you.