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Author Rosentraub, Mark S., 1950-
Title Major league losers : the real cost of sports and who's paying for it / Mark S. Rosentraub.
Imprint New York, NY : BasicBooks, [1997]
Edition First edition.

Author Rosentraub, Mark S., 1950-
Subject Sports -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Sports teams -- United States -- Costs.
Sports teams -- United States -- Finance.
Cities and towns -- United States -- Economic conditions.
Sports team owners -- United States.
Description xiii, 513 pages ; 24 cm
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 484-495) and index.
ISBN 046508317X
OCLC # 35016782
Table of Contents
1Subsidizing Sports: The Real Economics of Cities and Professional Teams3
2Why Are Sports So Important to So Many People?30
3Maintaining Scarcity: Why All Cities That Want Teams Can't Have Them74
4What Do Teams Really Mean for a City's Economy?129
5How Do Governments Make Money from Sports?179
6Sports and Downtown Development: Indianapolis's Effort to Go from IndianaNOplace to IndianaSPORTSplace / Mark S. Rosentraub, Michael Przybylski207
7Sports and Downtown Development II: Cleveland, the Mistake by the Lake, and the Burning of the Cuyahoga242
8Reviving the Glory of Days Past: St. Louis's Blitz to Save Its Image, Identity, and Teams / Donald Phares, Mark S. Rosentraub286
9Sports and Economic Development North of the Border: Baseball Subsidies with a Canadian Flavor and a French Accent / Robert Whelan, Mark S. Rosentraub321
10Can Small Regions Afford Professional Sports? Cincinnati's and Pittsburgh's Ride to the Rescue or Fade into the Sunset / David Swindell, Mark S. Rosentraub368
11Fights Within the Family: Suburbs and Center Cities in a Battle for the Intangible Benefits from Sports / Sam Nunn, Mark S. Rosentraub418
12Surviving Sports448

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