Posts Tagged ‘sports economics’

  • World Series Economics

    Does the World Series Give St. Louis an Economic Boost?

    Oct 31, 13 • 422 Views • No Comments

    2 years ago, business at St. Louis’s Big Daddy’s tavern spiked during the Cardinals/Brewers playoff game and squirrel shirts were selling like hotcakes. Add hot dog and beer sales, parking revenue, gate receipts to the team, and...  [read more]

  • sports stadiums and money

    Sports Walks

    Aug 31, 12 • 383 Views • 1 Comment

    Whenever I go to a Philly’s baseball game, the walk from the car to my seat takes awhile. Located in a “stand alone” sports complex off of Route 95, the stadium is one of several and the parking lots extend for acres. I’ve discovered...  [read more]

  • Is Stadium Naming a Good Idea?

    Jun 18, 12 • 214 Views • No Comments

    Home to the Miami Heat, the American Airlines Arena is hosting the NBA finals. Last year, American Airlines declared Chapter 11. Is it the “stadium curse?” In 2000, for $100 million, Enron bought the naming rights to the home of the Houston...  [read more]

  • economic impact of the world series

    A Boost for St. Louis?

    Oct 13, 11 • 225 Views • No Comments

    Business at Big Daddy’s tavern will spike 30% this evening during the Cardinals/Brewers playoff game and squirrel shirts are selling like hotcakes. Add hot dog and beer sales, parking revenue, gate receipts to the team, out-of-towners spending,...  [read more]

  • sports stadiums and money

    The Cost of Keeping a Team

    Aug 10, 11 • 221 Views • No Comments

    To keep a team, sometimes the stadium makes the difference. The problem, though, is who is going to pay. For the San Diego Chargers, the price tag would be an $800 million sports facility with the city absorbing 65% of the total. On a November 2012 ballot,...  [read more]