Should your taxpayer dollars be used to construct sports stadiums?

Some politicians think bringing big sporting events to their voters is a core part of their job, with little regard for the cost.

But building the venues demanded by event organisers is becoming increasingly costly and controversial.

A Tasmanian government plan to put hundreds of millions of dollars into a big ritzy new stadium in Hobart was one of the most contested issues of last weekend’s election.

Today, Kos Samaras the director of polling company RedBridge Group on why some voters have had enough of paying to construct sports stadiums.