Accession Number : ADA315032

Title :   The Construction of Professional Sports Arenas: Funding and Politics.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Ferguson, Howie S.

PDF Url : ADA315032

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : This report attempts to analyze the many dynamics of professional sports as they relate to the construction of arenas and stadiums by examining: (1) The reasons sports teams are viewed with such importance by the cities that have, or wish to have, them; (2) why the stadiums and arenas they play in, and the revenues these venues produce, are of such interest to the teams; (3) how these facilities actually produce the much-desired revenues; (4) how many of today's stadium projects are funded; and (5) the tangential issues interacting with pro sports that may affect future stadium projects and the leagues themselves.

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURES, *CONSTRUCTION, *RECREATION, *FINANCE, DYNAMICS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL).

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE