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The Impact of Sports Arenas on Land Values: Evidence from Berlin

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  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt

    () (Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg)

  • Wolfgang Maennig

    () (Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg)

Abstract

This paper develops a hedonic price model explaining standard land values in Berlin. The model assesses the impact of three multifunc-tional sports arenas situated in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg which were de-signed to improve the attractiveness of their formerly deprived neighbourhoods. Empirical results confirm expectations about the impact of various attributes on land values. Sports arenas have significant positive impacts within a radius of about 3000 meters. The patterns of impact vary, in-dicating that the effective impact depends on how planning authorities address potential countervailing negative externalities.

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  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt & Wolfgang Maennig, 2007. "The Impact of Sports Arenas on Land Values: Evidence from Berlin," Working Papers 003, Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg.
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    Keywords

    Stadium Impact; Land Gradient; Hedonic Regression; Spatial Auto-correlation; Berlin;

    JEL classification:

    • R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets
    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
    • R5 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis

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