Sports economics is a well-established and dynamic area of study; a key component in the fields of sport management, sport science and sport studies, as well as in other areas of economics, finance and management. Covering amateur to professional sports, individual events and organised tournaments, this Handbook provides an authoritative contribution to the understanding of sport in the economy. The editors of The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics have brought together a global team of respected scholars to create this benchmark collection of insights into sports economics. Each chapter includes a study of a specific context in which issues arise in sports economics, a critical presentation of its main theoretical contributions, an overview of current research findings, and an outline of enquiry for future research. PART I: The Nature and Value of the Sports System and Economy; PART II: Amateur Sports Participation, Supply and Impact; PART III: Professional Team Sports; PART IV: Professional Sports Leagues; PART V: Sports Events and their Impacts; PART VI: Individual Sports; and PART VII: Future Research.

Economic Impact of Minor Sporting Events and Minor League Teams

Economic Impact of Minor Sporting Events and Minor League Teams

Economic impact of minor sporting events and minor league teams
Nola Agha Marijke Taks

A considerable amount has been written on mega sporting events, large events, and professional sports, despite the fact that there are many more minor events and minor league teams (development teams) across the globe. To illustrate the scope of minor events, nearly every sizeable city in North America has a convention and visitor's bureau (CVB), a destination management organization (DMO), or sport authority whose purpose is to bring these, mostly minor, sporting events or teams to the city.

Since many more minor events and teams exist compared to professional teams and mega-events, one would expect a greater ...

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