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Sports Facilities, Agglomeration, and Urban Redevelopment

  • Humphreys, Brad


    (University of Alberta, Department of Economics)

  • Zhou, Li


    (University of Alberta, Department of Economics)

We develop a monopolistic competition model of urban service consumption and production that includes spatial structure and property values. The model shows that the introduction of a new professional sports facility and team generates agglomeration effects that change the mix of services and property values, and increases local welfare, part of which is transferred to the team as subsidies for the construction of the facility. The distributional consequences of the new facility and the implications of property tax based financing for the subsidy are analyzed.

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Paper provided by University of Alberta, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2013-4.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 19 Apr 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ris:albaec:2013_004
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