(70 ILCS 3210/10)
    Sec. 10. Legislative finding and declaration. The General Assembly finds that as a result of deteriorating infrastructure and sports facilities there is a shortage of sports facilities suitable for use by professional, amateur, or semi-professional sports teams and other musical, theatrical, and other social organizations.
    It is further found that as a result of the costs to repair or replace the infrastructure and facilities, and as a result of current financing costs, the private sector, without the assistance contemplated in this Act, is unable to construct feasibly adequate sports facilities.
    It is further found that the creation of modern sports facilities and the other results contemplated by this Act would stimulate economic activity in the State of Illinois, including the creation and maintenance of jobs, the creation of new and lasting infrastructure and other improvements, and the retention of sports and entertainment events that generate economic activity.
    It is further found that sports facilities can be magnets for substantial interstate tourism resulting in increased retail sales, hotel and restaurant sales, and entertainment industry sales, all of which increase jobs and economic growth.
(Source: P.A. 93-227, eff. 1-1-04.)