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Taxing the Opposition: Cactus League Attendance and the Efficiency of the ‘Cubs Tax’

  • Michael C. Davis

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    (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

  • Craig Palsson

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    (Yale University)

  • Joseph Price

    ()

    (Brigham Young University)

In 2010, a plan to finance a new spring training stadium for the Cubs through a ticket surcharge on all games in the Cactus League was proposed. We find that the Cubs increase attendance when they are the away team by about 37%. Thus, the surcharge would be economically justified as long as the price elasticity of tickets is less than 0.32, which many prior studies find to be the case. This tax provides one of the few examples in which the cost of a subsidized stadium would be born primarily by the group that benefits the most from the arrival of the subsidized team.

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Volume (Year): 8 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 157-170

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