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.
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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.
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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.
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Brand NFL

Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport

Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807885649

Category: History

Page: 337

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Professional football today is a $6 billion sports entertainment industry. In this astute field-level view of the National Football League since 1960, Michael Oriard looks closely at the development of the sport and at the image of the NFL and its unique place in American life. At the heart of this story is a question with no simple answer: has the extraordinary commercializing and "branding" of NFL football since the late 1980s ironically weakened the cultural power of a sport whose appeal for more than a century was fundamentally noncommercial?
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Sports, Jobs, and Taxes

The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums

Author: Roger G. Noll

Publisher: Brookings Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 525

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"This book examines the economic impact of new stadiums or a sports franchise on the local economy. It 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 effects of a facility." "The book also contains case studies of major league sports facilities in Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities and of minor league baseball stadiums and spring training facilities. The primary conclusions are the sports teams and stadiums are not a source of local economic growth and employment; the size of the net subsidy exceeds the financial benefit of a new stadium; and cities are probably willing to subsidize sports teams because of 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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Urban Lawyer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: City planning and redevelopment law

Page: N.A

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The national quarterly on local government law.
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Baseball in Crisis

Spiraling Costs, Bad Behavior, Uncertain Future

Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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Why has the national pastime fallen behind other so-called major sports? Is the trend reversible? This book addresses these important questions by identifying the most unique, persistent and substantial issues that have impaired and most likely restricted Major League Baseballs development and potential as a professional sport.
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Sports and the Law

1995 Case Supplement

Author: Paul C. Weiler,Gary R. Roberts

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314071019

Category: Sports

Page: 371

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