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

View: 9055

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

A History, 1876-2008

Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457236

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 9695

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

Author: Judith Grant Long

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415806933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 1779

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.

The National Pastime as Big Business

Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786425342

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 292

View: 415

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.

The Business of Sports Agents

Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812236828

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

View: 1383

"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, jobs, and taxes

the economic impact of sports teams and stadiums

Author: Roger G. Noll

Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 525

View: 4598

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.

Sports and the Law

1995 Case Supplement

Author: Paul C. Weiler,Gary R Roberts

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314071019

Category: Law

Page: 371

View: 7884


Pittsburgh and the Appalachians

Cultural and Natural Resources in a Postindustrial Age

Author: Joseph L. Scarpaci,Kevin Joseph Patrick

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 6716

The book assesses how Pittsburgh deindustrialization over the past decades has posed both opportunities and challenges for the city and surrounding tri-state area.

Sports Law

Cases, Documents, and Materials

Author: Walter T. Champion

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9780735536593

Category: Law

Page: 693

View: 9890

Finally -- a true survey of Sports Law! This exciting new text covers all the issues, all the parties, all the law, and all the practical skills needed to develop a solid understanding of this burgeoning area. Sports Law is a user-friendly, practice-oriented text that will make your course as lively as the field it covers. The author skillfully blends topics and materials to offer an integrated approach to the subject: the text incorporates the breadth of issues relating to Sports Law -- such as contracts, torts, agents, eligibility, women and sports, antitrust, labor law, international law, discipline, the NCAA, intellectual property, and criminal law without belaboring the less practical topics explanatory materials introduce each of the major cases, such as Philadelphia Ball Club v. Lajoie, Zinn v. Parrish, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, NCAA v. Tarkanian, and Martin v. PGA Tour, Inc. sample documents -- including NCAA regulations, collective bargaining agreements, waivers, contracts, and statutes -- are presented as part of the text so students can view them in context Questions and Discussion sections tie together the material and help motivate students to analyze it Instructors can turn to Sports Law: Cases, Documents, and Materials with confidence because: the book is equally useful in both law school and graduate-level courses a comprehensive Teacher's Manual includes suggestions for lectures, sample questions, projects, draft lectures, and sample exams Professor Champion is an exceptionally gifted and popular teacher who also has written two highly successful books on Sports Law and more than 500 articles on the topic, guest-hosted a popular radio program on related issues, served as an agent, and ws a general manager of a minor league professional basketball team

Baseball in Crisis

Spiraling Costs, Bad Behavior, Uncertain Future

Author: Frank P. Jozsa

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 3608

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.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television and Other Fields

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787619930

Category: Authors

Page: 454

View: 4264


The Commercialisation of Sport

Author: Trevor Slack

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714680781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 335

View: 4297

Sport has become increasingly commercialised and there are many examples of close links that have developed between sport and business. This collection examines five of them in a global context.