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Optimal Competitive Balance in Single-Game Ticket Sports Leagues

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  • Rodney Fort

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    (Sport Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

  • James Quirk

    (Division of Humanities and Social Science, California Institute of Technology (Retired), Pasadena, USA)

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    Abstract

    The authors extend the theory of optimal competitive balance to leagues where single-game ticket sales dominate revenues. Whether a planner that maximizes the sum of fan and owner surpluses prefers more balance or less in such a league depends on the relative magnitude of marginal consumers' surpluses with respect to talent in larger and smaller revenue markets. This relationship is much more complex than previous cases in the literature. Ultimately, then, the determination of whether more balance is preferred to less in any particular sports league requires careful and thorough empirical investigation.

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    Article provided by in its journal Journal of Sports Economics.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 589-601

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:jospec:v:11:y:2010:i:6:p:589-601

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    Keywords: Sports Leagues; Competitive Balance; Optimality;

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    Cited by:
    1. Helmut Dietl & Egon Franck & Markus Lang & Alexander Rathke, 2010. "Organizational Differences between U.S. Major Leagues and European Leagues: Implications for Salary Caps," Working Papers 0035, University of Zurich, Center for Research in Sports Administration (CRSA).
    2. Madden, Paul, 2012. "Fan welfare maximization as a club objective in a professional sports league," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 560-578.
    3. P Dorian Owen & Nicholas King, 2013. "Competitive Balance Measures in Sports Leagues: The Effects of Variation in Season Length," NCER Working Paper Series 92, National Centre for Econometric Research.
    4. P. Dorian Owen, 2013. "Measurement of Competitive Balance and Uncertainty of Outcome," Working Papers 1311, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Aug 2013.
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