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ECON 2910 Sports Economics

Playing in the Big Leagues - an Exploration of Sports Finance and Economics in New York City.

Economic concepts and models will be employed to critically explore issues surrounding the finance and economics of sports with emphasis on leagues in New York City.  Topics explored will include:  Financing of stadia and public subsidies; league policies, profit motivations and market conditions which determine stadium capacity;  team pricing decisions;  policies covered by collective bargaining agreements and the negotiations between league offices and unions; differences in policies and structures amongst leagues.  

New York City offers a unique opportunity to study the evolution of  sports.  Students will visit both historical and current sports venues, attend professional games, and speak with experts in the industry.  They will gain a better understanding of the issues, challenges and practices in the sports industry and be able to appreciate each issue from all sides.  Sites to visit will include Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Metlife stadium and the Baseball Hall of Fame. 


Estimated cost:   $1,200.  Cost does not include airfare, tuition or most meals.

Class dates:  January 8th – January 20th.  Travel dates are from Jan. 11th-Jan. 20th.

For more information, contact Amber Brown

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