The economics and politics of sports facilities / edited by Wilbur C. Rich

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Subjects: Sports facilities--Economic aspects--United States
Sports facilities--Political aspects--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 2000
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: x, 237 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Introduction: Professional Sports, Economic Development, and Public Policy 1
Pt. I. History of Stadium Politics 11
1. Historical Perspectives on Sports and Public Policy / Steven A. Riess 13
Pt. II. Sports and Economics 53
2. The Economics of Stadiums, Teams, and Cities / Andrew Zimbalist 57
3. Home Field Advantage? Does the Metropolis or Neighborhood Derive Benefit from a Professional Sports Stadium? / Robert A. Baade 71
Pt. III. Cities and Sports Franchises 91
4. The Politics of Stadium Development in Phoenix, Arizona / Richard Temple Middleton IV 95
5. The Politics of Planning and Developing New Sports Facilities: The Case of Zephyrs Park and the New Orleans Arena / Robert K. Whelan, Alma H. Young 111
6. Stadiums as Solution Sets: Baseball, Football, and Downtown Development / Lynn W. Bachelor 125
7. Minor League Baseball: Risks and Potential Benefits for Communities Large and Small / Arthur T. Johnson 141
8. Building Ballparks: The Public-Policy Dimensions of Keeping the Game in Town / Edward I. Sidlow, Berth M. Henschen 153
9. Major League Baseball and American Cities: A Strategy for Playing the Stadium Game / Neil J. Sullivan 175
Pt. IV. Media, Theatrics, and Political Actors 185
10. Exploring Politics on the Sports Page / Robyne S. Turner, Jose F. Marichal 189
11. Who Lost the Boston Megaplex and Almost the New England Patriots? / Wilbur C. Rich 203
Conclusion: The Future of Sports Stadiums 223
Index 229
About The Editor and Contributors 235
Additional Authors: Rich, Wilbur C
Notes: LCCN: 99056365
ISBN: 1567203175 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 42812932
ISBN/ISSN: 1567203175