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Attendance demand: an investigation of repeat fixtures

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  • David Peel
  • Dennis Thomas

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Using fixed betting odds for football match outcomes this paper improves on previous versions of outcome uncertainty models of attendance demand by utilizing data on 'repeat' fixtures between two teams. This provides some control over the variation in match characteristics which influence demand. The analysis of 'repeat' fixtures also enables an improved treatment of the 'core support' element of attendances. The contribution of fixed betting odds in explaining attendance demand is confirmed as is the 'U'-shaped relationship between attendance and home team probability of success.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 3 (1996)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 391-394

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:3:y:1996:i:6:p:391-394

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  1. B Buraimo & R Simmons, 2007. "A tale of two audiences: spectators, television viewers and outcome uncertainty in Spanish football," Working Papers 591121, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  2. Ferda Halicioglu, 2005. "Can We Predict The Outcome Of The International Football Tournaments : The Case Of Euro 2000?," Microeconomics 0503008, EconWPA.
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  4. Men-Andri Benz & Leif Brandes & Egon Franck, 2006. "Do Soccer Associations Really Spend on a Good Thing? Empirical Evidence on Heterogeneity in the Consumer Response to Match Uncertainty of Outcome," Working Papers 0009, University of Zurich, Center for Research in Sports Administration (CRSA), revised 2008.
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  8. Matt Pinnuck & Brad Potter, 2004. "The Financial Performance of AFL Football Clubs," Accounting, Finance, Financial Planning and Insurance Series 2004_15, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

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