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An Evaluation of the Economic Impact of National Football League Mega-events

  • Robert Baade


    (Department of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College)

  • Victor Matheson


    (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)

This paper evaluates the magnitude and the economic impact of NFL mega-events including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. The paper also reviews the theory behind the usual findings that the observed economic benefits of mega-events are almost always a fraction of the benefits claimed a priori.

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Paper provided by College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1112.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hcx:wpaper:1112
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  1. Robert Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson, 2005. "Selling the Big Game: Estimating the Economic Impact of Mega-Events through Taxable Sales," Working Papers 0510, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  2. Victor Matheson & Robert Baade, 2004. "Padding Required: Assessing the Economic Impact of the Super Bowl," Working Papers 0403, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  3. Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson & Chihiro Muroi, 2008. "Bowling in Hawaii: Examining the Effectiveness of Sports-Based Tourism Strategies," Working Papers 0808, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  4. John Siegfried & Andrew Zimbalist, 2002. "A Note on the Local Economic Impact of Sports Expenditures," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 3(4), pages 361-366, November.
  5. Robert A. Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor A. Matheson, 2008. "Selling the Game: Estimating the Economic Impact of Professional Sports through Taxable Sales," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 74(3), pages 794-810, January.
  6. Dennis Coates, 2006. "The Tax Benefits of Hosting the Super Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game: The Houston Experience," International Journal of Sport Finance, Fitness Information Technology, vol. 1(4), pages 239-252, November.
  7. Arne Feddersen & André Leão Grötzinger & Wolfgang Maennig, 2009. "Investment in Stadia and Regional Economic Development—Evidence from FIFA World Cup 2006," International Journal of Sport Finance, Fitness Information Technology, vol. 4(4), pages 221-239, November.
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