The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas / Edition 1

The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas / Edition 1

by Kenneth L. Shropshire
     
 

ISBN-10: 081223121X

ISBN-13: 9780812231212

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812231212
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
1,367,268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword, by Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly
Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. The Sports Franchise Game
2. Impact Studies and Other Quantitative Analyses: Inconclusive Conclusions
3. The Philadelphia v. Camden Story
4. Shifts in the Bay Area, Part 1: San Francisco
5. Shifts in the Bay Area, Part 2: Oakland
6. The Field-of-Dreams Approach: Baltimore and Indianapolis
7. Washington, D.C.: Longing for the Senators
8. Putting the Pursuit into Perspective: The Value of Sports

Notes
Index

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