The Sports Franchise Game

Kenneth Shropshire describes the franchise warfare that pits city against city in the bidding competition to capture a major league team, using interviews with major players to present an insider's perspective on the business side of professional sports.

The Sports Franchise Game
Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas

Kenneth L. Shropshire

1995 | 120 pages | Cloth $27.50
Business | Public Policy
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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