nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2020‒05‒04
two papers chosen by
Humberto Barreto
DePauw University

  1. Football Attendance Over the Centuries By J. James Reade
  2. Le trail : d'une pratique sportive auto-organisée à un outil de développement local. By Glen Buron

  1. By: J. James Reade (Department of Economics, University of Reading)
    Abstract: Attendance patterns at professional football matches in England and Wales over three centuries are analysed, with particular attention paid to the loyalty, or persistence, of spectators or fans at different football clubs over different periods of time. We find that about half of an attendance can be attributed to loyalty, and that patterns of loyalty have evolved considerably over time, and vary across regions within England and Wales, although there is little significant team-by-team difference. We also find that fans are not necessarily concerned about how balanced matches are expected to be, and that they are motivated by their own team's quality, and the geographic proximity of the visiting team.
    Keywords: Economic History, Consumption, Sport Economics
    JEL: N0 E21 Z0
    Date: 2020–04–21
  2. By: Glen Buron (Passages - UB - Université de Bordeaux - MCC - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - UPPA - Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour - Université Bordeaux Montaigne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Keywords: sport,Trail,développement local,tourisme
    Date: 2020–02

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