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Posted at 2:50 PM ET, 05/11/2010

D.C. wants sports fans to pay more

By Washington Post editors

D.C. sports fans may have to pay a little more to watch their teams next fiscal year, the D.C. Wire reports.

(Nationals fans, you're exempt.)

A D.C. Council committee is recommending the adoption of a new tax on sporting events to generate an estimated $3.7 million in revenue to fund city recreation programs for fiscal 2011.

Any admission ticket costing $25.02 or more would tack on an extra $1. Tickets valued at $25.01 or less would cost a fan an additional 50 cents. The tax would not apply to tickets under $10.01, according to a written recommendation of the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 11, 2010; 2:50 PM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Council of the District of Columbia, Department of Parks and Recreation, Parks And Recreation  
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Nationals would be exempt? THE NATIONALS?! What, because the city didn't give away enough on the stadium? Is the council that freaking tonedeaf?

Posted by: EdTheRed | May 11, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. $611M of taxpayers' money and now they benefit from lack of additional fee for sports fans?

Posted by: OhBoyOhBoy | May 11, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

DC Council has this completely backwards--they should ONLY be taxing Nationals tickets!

Posted by: Logan_Circle | May 11, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Taxation without Representation is the mantle/slogan/Bull hit/garbage/elected officials on and down the 'Hill in the District of Columbia all the time.
Did someone say GOD is good all the time and yet the DC Government exists and persists to harm working class like many of you.
Taxation with a fixation!..should be the new slogan tag in DC!

Posted by: foxxmacpryor | May 11, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Nationals fans would be exempt because they are already paying that tax.

Posted by: jeadpt | May 11, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Thank you jeadpt for being a voice of reason.

Gee people get the facts before you jump all over us Nats fans.

Although, to be fair, the reporter should have said that in the article.

Posted by: summerandwinter | May 11, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I have Caps season tickets and we are already paying a 10% DC tax because Pollin got money from DC for renovations to the Verizon Center and the tax is to repay the bonds. That was a good chunk on change on my invoice for next season and now DC wants more?

Posted by: NovaCath1 | May 11, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

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