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The demand for game day attendance in college football: an analysis of the 1997 Division 1-A season

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  • Donald I. Price

    (Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA)

  • Kabir C. Sen

    (Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA)

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This paper develops a predictive model which includes game, team and university specific factors that are likely to influence game day demand for Division 1-A college football. Attendance during the 1997 regular season is used as the dependent variable. Tobit estimates of two separate equations reveal that the quality of both teams, traditional rivalry and membership of specific conferences have a significant influence on demand. In addition, colleges with lower enrollments and a higher percentage of off-campus students attract smaller crowds. The presence of a nearby professional football team also detracts from a college team's drawing power. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Donald I. Price & Kabir C. Sen, 2003. "The demand for game day attendance in college football: an analysis of the 1997 Division 1-A season," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(1), pages 35-46.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:mgtdec:v:24:y:2003:i:1:p:35-46
    DOI: 10.1002/mde.1100
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    1. Pacey, Patricia L & Wickham, Elizabeth D, 1985. "College Football Telecasts: Where Are They Going?," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 23(1), pages 93-113, January.
    2. Daniel, Rascher, 1999. "A Test of the Optimal Positive Production Network Externality in Major League Baseball," MPRA Paper 25832, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Gregory A. Falls & Paul A. Natke, 2014. "College football attendance: a panel study of the Football Bowl Subdivision," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(10), pages 1093-1107, April.

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