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The Sports Franchise Game

The Sports Franchise Game

Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas

  • Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 081220915X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 120
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Power, prestige, and millions of dollars—these are the stakes in the sports franchise game. In this book, sports attorney Kenneth Shropshire describes the franchise warfare that pits city against city in the fierce bidding competition to capture major league teams. Rigorous research, fascinating interviews with major players, stories behind the headlines, and an insider's perspective converge in this rare view of the business side of professional sports. Shropshire portrays a complex web of motivations, negotiations, and public relations, and discusses examples from Philadelphia, the Bay Area, and Washington D.C.

Major League Baseball Expansions and Relocations

Major League Baseball Expansions and Relocations

A History, 1876-2008

  • Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786457236
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 218
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This study considers the importance of location for new and relocated major league franchises in the more than 130 years since the National League was founded. Included are an analysis of market differences and similarities, team performances and demographics and area economic comparisons. Market data are used to predict future expansions and relocations of major league teams.

Public/private Partnerships for Major League Sports Facilities

Public/private Partnerships for Major League Sports Facilities

  • Author: Judith Grant Long
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415806933
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 222
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This volume takes readers inside the high-stakes game of public-private partnerships for major league sports facilities, explaining why some cities made better deals than others, assessing the best practices and common pitfalls in deal structuring and facility leases, as well as highlighting important differences across markets, leagues, facility types, public actors, subsidy delivery mechanisms, and urban development aspirations. It concludes with speculations about the next round of facility replacement amidst rapid changes in broadcast technology, shrinking domestic audiences, and the globalization of sport.

Baseball, Inc.

Baseball, Inc.

The National Pastime as Big Business

  • Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786425342
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 292
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During the second half of the twentieth century, Major League Baseball and its affiliated minor leagues evolved from local and regional entities governing the play of America's favorite pastime to national business organizations. The relocation of teams, league expansion, the advent of free agency and an influx of international players has made baseball big business, on an increasingly global scale. Focusing on the last fifty years, this work examines the past and present commercial elements of organized baseball, emphasizing the dual roles--competitive sport and profitable business--which the sport must now fulfill. Twenty-five essays cover five areas integral to the economic side of baseball: business and finance, human resources, international relations, management and leadership and sports marketing. Detailed discussions of the redistribution of revenues, the history of player unionization, aggressive global marketing, strategies of franchise owners and an evaluation of fan costs, among other topics introduce the reader to the important issues and specific challenges professional baseball faces in an increasingly crowded--yet geographically expansive--sports marketplace. The work is also indexed.

Marquette sports law journal

Marquette sports law journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Sports, jobs, and taxes

Sports, jobs, and taxes

the economic impact of sports teams and stadiums

  • Author: Roger G. Noll
  • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 525
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America is in the midst of a sports building boom. Professional sports teams are demanding and receiving fancy new playing facilities that are heavily subsidized by government. In many cases, the rationale given for these subsidies is that attracting or retaining a professional sports franchise--even a minor league baseball team or a major league pre-season training facility--more than pays for itself in increased tax revenues, local economic development, and job creation.But are these claims true? To assess the case for subsidies, this book examines the economic impact of new stadiums and the presence of a sports franchise on the local economy. It first explores such general issues as the appropriate method for measuring economic benefits and costs, the source of the bargaining power of teams in obtaining subsidies from local government, the local politics of attracting and retaining teams, the relationship between sports and local employment, and the importance of stadium design in influencing the economic impact of a facility.The second part of the book contains case studies of major league sports facilities in Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities, and of minor league stadiums and spring training facilities in baseball. The primary conclusions are: first, sports teams and facilities are not a source of local economic growth and employment; second, the magnitude of the net subsidy exceeds the financial benefit of a new stadium to a team; and, third, the most plausible reasons that cities are willing to subsidize sports teams are the intense popularity of sports among a substantial proportion of voters and businesses and the leverage that teams enjoy from the monopoly position of professional sports leagues.

The Business of Sports Agents

The Business of Sports Agents

  • Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812236828
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 206
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"A timely look at the business, legal and ethical aspects of the athlete representation business. The authors spotlight the unsavory side of the business, from improper payments to student athletes to agents defrauding their pro clients. They offer a series of possible cures, including tougher regulation of agents and changing the way we think of amateurism."--Street and Smith's Sportsbusiness Journal

Sports and the Law

Sports and the Law

1995 Case Supplement

  • Author: Paul C. Weiler,Gary R Roberts
  • Publisher: West Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780314071019
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 371
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Professional sports, economic development and public policy

Professional sports, economic development and public policy

  • Author: Wilbur C. Rich
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 135
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