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The Tax Benefits of Hosting the Super Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game: The Houston Experience

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  • Dennis Coates

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    (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

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This study adds to our knowledge of the effects of mega-events like Super Bowls and Major League Baseball All-Star games by looking specifically at a long time-series of monthly sales tax revenues to assess the impact of these events on the host city’s revenue. The analysis indicates that sales tax revenues in Houston may be statistically significantly higher as a result of the Super Bowl by as much as $5 million over the time of the game and its preceding festivities. The MLB All-Star game has a much smaller effect on revenues, though possibly as much as $1 million in extra sales tax revenues. Interestingly, there is no consistent evidence that these events raise the level of taxable sales activity, in total or in the retail or services sectors.

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Volume (Year): 1 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 239-252

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Keywords: Super Bowl; Major League Baseball; sales tax revenue; mega-events;

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  1. Victor Matheson, 2009. "Economics of the Super Bowl," Working Papers, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics 0914, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  2. Robert Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson, 2007. "Down, Set, Hike: The Economic Impact of College Football Games on Local Economies," Working Papers, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists 0701, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
  3. Dehring, Carolyn A. & Depken II, Craig A. & Ward, Michael R., 2008. "A direct test of the homevoter hypothesis," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 64(1), pages 155-170, July.
  4. Robert Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson, 2007. "Big Men on Campus: Estimating the Economic Impact of College Sports on Local Economies," Working Papers, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics 0704, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  5. Dennis Coates & Victor Matheson, 2009. "Mega-Events and Housing Costs: Raising the Rent while Raising the Roof?," Working Papers, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists 0902, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
  6. Robert Baade & Victor Matheson, 2011. "An Evaluation of the Economic Impact of National Football League Mega-events," Working Papers, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists 1119, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
  7. Dennis Coates & Craig A. Depken, II, 2006. "Mega-Events: Is the Texas-Baylor game to Waco what the Super Bowl is to Houston?," Working Papers, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists 0606, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
  8. Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson & Chihiro Muroi, 2008. "Bowling in Hawaii: Examining the Effectiveness of Sports-Based Tourism Strategies," Working Papers, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics 0808, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  9. Dennis Coates & Brad R. Humphreys, 2008. "Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?," Working Papers, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists 0818, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
  10. Arne Feddersen & Wolfgang Maennig, 2010. "Mega-Events and Sectoral Employment: The Case of the 1996 Olympic Games," Working Papers 035, Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg.
  11. Robert Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson, 2008. "Rejecting “Conventional” Wisdom: Estimating the Economic Impact of National Political Conventions," Working Papers, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics 0804, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  12. Dennis Coates & Craig A. Depken, II, 2008. "Do College Football Games Pay for Themselves? The Impact of College Football Games on Local Sales Tax Revenue," Working Papers, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists 0802, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.

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