On October 31, 2019, the D.C. Policy Center executive director Yesim Sayin Taylor was quoted by Washington Business Journal:

D.C. collects anywhere from $40 million to $65 million per year for its “ballpark fund” to afford those payments, budget documents show. Taxes on Nats tickets and concessions generate anywhere from $15 million to $17 million each year, and that figure could spike this year given the sky-high ticket playoff prices and surge in recent fan interest.

“That’s the stuff that will jump really high, and that could ramp up the payment process,” said Yesim Taylor, executive director of the D.C. Policy Center.

Businesses foot most of the bill, via a tax on D.C. firms with gross receipts over $5 million. That levy generated $33.9 million for each of the last two years, documents show.

Read more: GAME-CHANGER: The Nationals won it all. D.C. achieved sports town status. What does it mean for business? | Washington Business Journal

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