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Stefan Szymanski

Sports Competition Around a Circle

Stefan Szymanski
Cass Business School, City University London

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     Last modified: March 15, 2011
     Presentation date: 03/13/2011 9:00 AM in NH 2405, Plenary Session
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Abstract
This paper examines the locational decision of sports franchises. Sports teams compete against each other to attract fans, both within and between leagues. We model franchise choices around a circle to examine how location affects the win probabilities of each team and the impact of new entry on fan interest and profits. We examine both symmetrical and asymmetrical contests.

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