September/October Topic Research

Here’s another round of articles and websites to kick start you research for the September/October topic



On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United States benefit their local communities.

I’ve made sure to add in some strong Pro articles because they are a bit more difficult to find. Remember, this debate does NOT have to be purely about economics. Qualitative impacts (especially quality of life) are the bread and butter of the Pro in this topic. Make sure you do your due diligence in making those arguments strong.


Sport in the City: The Role of Sport in Economic and Social Regeneration – Google Books

Assessing the Value of Sports Facilities: The Importance of Noneconomic Factors

Louisiana Superdome: Public Costs and Benefits 1975-1984

An alternative view of public subsidy and sport facilities through social anchor theory

Why Do Some Stadium Redevelopment Projects Succeed Where Others Fail? An Analysis Using Macro-Level Trends in Stadium Building

Access : Why professional athletic organizations face elevated levels of resistance to pricing increases versus other entertainment and leisure organizations : Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management

Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization: Exploring the Fandemonium – Google Books

America Has a Stadium Problem – The Science of Society – Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

The Nation: Stop The Subsidy-Sucking Sports Stadiums : NPR


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