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Description - Home Team by Michael N. Danielson

This text studies the connections between professional team sports in North America and the places where teams play. It examines the relationship between the four major team sports - baseball, basketball, football and hockey - and the cities that attach their names, hearts and an increasing amount of tax dollars to big league teams. From the names on the uniforms to the loyalties of their fans, teams are tied to the places in which they play. Nonetheless, teams, like other urban businesses, are affected by the changes in their environments, like the flight of their customers to suburbs and changes in local political climates. In "Home Team", professional sports are scrutinized in the larger context of the metropolitan areas that surround and support them. The author is particularly interested in the political aspects of the connections between professional sports teams and cities. He points out that local and state governments are now major players in the competition for franchises, providing increasingly lavish publicly funded facilities for what are, in fact, private business ventures. As a result, professional sports enterprises, which have insisted that private leagues rather t

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691070643
ISBN-10: 0691070644
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael N. Danielson

Michael N. Danielson is B. C. Forbes Professor of Public Affairs and Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he directs the Center of Domestic and Comparative Policy Studies. He is the author of The Politics of Exclusion and Profits and Politics in Paradise: The Development of Hilton Head Island.

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