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General Interest

Books

Bale, John (1993). Sport, Space, and the City. London: Routledge.

Bale, John. (1989) Sports Geography. New York. Routledge.

New!!Bale, John and Olof Moen (eds). (1996) The Stadium and the City. Keele University Press.

New!!Betzold, Michael and Ethan Casey (1997). Queen of Diamonds: The Tiger Stadium Story. Northmont Publishing Company, Inc. West Bloomfield. IL.

New!!Cagan, Joanna and Neil deMause (1998). Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit. Common Courage Press: Monroe, Maine.

Chalip, Laurence, Arthur Johnson, Lisa Stachura (editors). (1996) National Sports Policies: An International Handbook. Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

Danielson, Michael (1997). Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Euchner, Charles C. (1993) Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them. Johns Hopkins University Press.

New!!Greenberg, Martin J. and James T. Gray. (1996). The Stadium Game. National Sports Law Institute: Marquette University Law School.

Johnson, Arthur T. and James H. Frey (Eds.) (1986). Government and Sport: The Public Policy Issues . Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Allenheld.

Johnson, Arthur T.(1995). Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development. University of Illinois Press.

New!!Judd, Dennis and Susan Fainstein (eds.) (Forthcoming) Places for Play: The Remaking of Cities for Tourists. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

New!!Kuklick, Bruce (1993). To Every Thing a Season: Shibe Park and Urban Philadelphia, 1906-1976.

New!!Miller, James Edward. (1990) The Baseball Business: Pursuing Pennants and Profits in Baltimore. The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC.

Noll, Roger (editor) (1974). Government and the Sports Business. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Noll, Roger and Andrew Zimbalist (Eds.). (1997) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Petersen, David C. (1989) Convention Centers, Stadiums, and Arenas. Urban Land Institute.

Petersen, David C. (1996) Sports, Convention, and Entertainment Facilities. Urban Land Institute.

Quirk, James and Rodney Fort. (1992,1997) Pay Dirt: The Business of Professional team Sports. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Riess, Stephen (1989). "Urbanization, Suburbanization, and the Business of Professional Team Sports" in his book City Games.

Rosentraub, Mark (1997) Major League Losers: The Real Costs of Sports and Who's Paying for It. Basic Books.

Shropshire, Kenneth L. (1995). The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Articles

Author Unknown (1971). The Stadium: All-American Mounment. Progressive Architecture, Volume 11(71): pp. 78-87.

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

Baade, Robert A. and Richard F. Dye (1988). Sports stadiums and area development: A critical review. Economc Development Quarterly, August: pps. 265-275.

Baade, Robert A. and Richard F. Dye (1990). The impact of stadiums and professional sports on metropolitan area development. Growth and Change , Spring: pp. 1-14.

Baade, Robert A. (1996). Professional sports as catalysts for metropolitan economic development. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 1-17.

Baade, Robert A. (1996). Stadium subsidies make little economic sense for cities, a rejoinder. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 33-37.

Chema, Thomas V. (1996). When professional sports justify the subsidy, a reply to Robert A. Baade. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 19-22.

Ingham, A.G., J.W. Howells, and T.S. Schilperoort (1987). Professional sport and community: A review and exegesis. Exercise and sport sciences review 15, pps. 427-465.

New!!Fainstein, Susan and Robert Stokes (1998). Space for play: The impacts of entertainment development on New York City. Economic Development Quarterly: 12(2), May: pp. 150-165.

Gray, Malcolm (1989). Play Ball!: The Skydome's Story. MacLean's June: pp. 40-43.

Johnson, Arthur T. (1991). Local government, minor league baseball, and economic development strategies. Economic Development Quarterly, 5(4) November: pp. 313-324.

Johnson, Arthur (1993). Rethinking the Sport-City Relationship: In search of Partnership. Journal of Sport Management 7(1), p. 61.

New!!Jossi, Frank. (1998) Take me out to the ballgame: Going bonkers over minor league baseball. Planning, May: pp.4-9.

New!!Keating, W. Dennis (1996). "Cleveland: The "Comeback City": The Politics of Redevelopment and Sports Stadiums Amidst Urban Decline" in Reconstructing Urban Regime Theory : Regulating Urban Politics in a Global Economy by Mickey Lauria (Ed.) Altamira Press.

Knack, Ruth E. (1986). Stadiums: The right game plan? Planning, September: pps. 6-11.

McGraw, Dan (1996). Playing the Stadium Game. US News and World Report, June 3:pp. 46-51.

Rosentraub, Mark et al. (1994). Sport and downtown development strategy: If you build it, will jobs come?. Journal of Urban Affairs Vol. 16(30): pp. 221-239.

Rosentraub, Mark S. (1996). Does the emperorer have new clothes?, a reply to Robert A. Baade. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 23-31.

New!!Rosentraub, Mark S. (1997). Why subsidizesports millionaires? Consumers' Research November: pp. 10-15.

Steacy, Anne (1989). Domes of distinction: Stadiums become symbols of urban success. MacLean's June: pp. 46-47.

New!!Swindell, David and Mark S. Rosentraub (1998). Who benefits from the presence of professional sports teams? The implications for public funding of stadiums and arenas. Public Administration Review, Jan/Feb 58(1): pp. 11-20.

Thomas, G.S. (1989). Major-league hopes. American Demography, April: p. 64.

Whitson, D., and D. Macintosh (1993). Becoming a world-class city: Hallmark events and sports franchises in the growth strategies of western Canadian cities. Sociology of Sport Journal 10(3), p. 221.

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Economic Development

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

New!!Cagan, Joanna and Neil deMause (1998). Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit. Common Courage Press: Monroe, Maine.

Danielson, Michael (1997). Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Euchner, Charles C. (1993) Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Johnson, Arthur T.(1995). Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development. University of Illinois

New!!Judd, Dennis and Susan Fainstein (eds.) (Forthcoming) Places for Play: The Remaking of Cities for Tourists. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Noll, Roger and Andrew Zimbalist (Eds.). (1997) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Pelissereo, John P., Beth M. Henschen, and Edward L. Sidlow (1991). Urban Regimes, Sports Stadiums, and the Politics of Economic Development Agendas in Chicago. Policy Studies Review, Spring/Summer 10(2/3): pp. 117-129.

Rosentraub, Mark (1997) Major League Losers: The Real Costs of Sports and Who's Paying for It. Basic Books.

New!!Swindell, David and Mark S. Rosentraub (1998). Who benefits from the presence of professional sports teams? The implications for public funding of stadiums and arenas. Public Administration Review, Jan/Feb 58(1): pp. 11-20.

Books

Baade, Robert (1987). Is There an Economic Rationale for Subsidizing Sports Stadiums? . Chicago: Heartland Institute.

Baim, Dean V. (1990). Sports Stadiums as "Wise Investments": An Evaluation. Chicago: Heartland Institute.

Baim, Dean V. (1985). Comparison of Privately- and Publicly- Owned Stadiums and Arenas . Heartland Policy Study Number 6. Chicago: Heartland Institute.

Baim, Dean V. (1994). The Sports Stadium as a Municipal Investment. Greenwood Publishing Group.

Cagan, Joanna and Neil deMause (1998). Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit. Common Courage Press: Monroe, Maine.

Danielson, Michael (1997). Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Euchner, Charles C. (1993) Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Johnson, Arthur T.(1995). Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development. University of Illinois Press.

New!!Judd, Dennis and Susan Fainstein (eds.) (Forthcoming) Places for Play: The Remaking of Cities for Tourists. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Noll, Roger (editor) (1974). Government and the Sports Business. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Noll, Roger and Andrew Zimbalist (Eds.). (1997) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Rosentraub, Mark (1997) Major League Losers: The Real Costs of Sports and Who's Paying for It. Basic Books.

Articles

Author Unknown (1971). The Stadium: All-American Mounment. Progressive Architecture, Volume 11(71): pp. 78-87.

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

Baade, Robert A. and Richard F. Dye (1988). Sports stadiums and area development: A critical review. Economc Development Quarterly, August: pps. 265-275.

Baade, Robert A. and Richard F. Dye (1990). The impact of stadiums and professional sports on metropolitan area development. Growth and Change , Spring: pp. 1-14.

Baade, Robert A. (1996). Professional sports as catalysts for metropolitan economic development. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 1-17.

Baade, Robert A. (1996). Stadium subsidies make little economic sense for cities, a rejoinder. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 33-37.

Bamberger, Rita J. and David W,. Parham (1984). Leveraging amenity infrastructure: Indianapolis's economic development strategy. Urban Land, 43 (November): pps. 12-18.

Chapin, Timothy S. (1996). A new era of sports in the Northwest: Sports facility location as a local economic development strategy in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver. A paper presented at the International Symposium on Sport in the City Memphis, Tennessee, November.

Chema, Thomas V. (1996). When professional sports justify the subsidy, a reply to Robert A. Baade. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 19-22.

New!!Fainstein, Susan and Robert Stokes (1998). Space for play: The impacts of entertainment development on New York City. Economic Development Quarterly: 12(2), May: pp. 150-165.

Gray, Malcolm (1989). Play Ball!: The Skydome's Story. MacLean's June: pp. 40-43.

Johnson, Arthur (1986). Economic and Policy Implications of Hosting Sports Franchises: Lessons from Baltimore. Urban Affairs Quarterly, 21 (March): pps. 411-434.

New!!Johnson, Arthur T. (1990). Professional baseball at the minor league level: Considerations for cities large and small. State and Local Government Review, Spring: pp. 90-96.

New!!Johnson, Arthur T. (1991). Local government, minor league baseball, and economic development strategies. Economic Development Quarterly, 5(4) November: pp. 313-324.

Johnson, Arthur (1993). Rethinking the Sport-City Relationship: In search of Partnership. Journal of Sport Management 7(1), p. 61.

Johnson, Arthur and Allen Sack (1996). Assessing the Value of Sports Facilities: The Importance of Noneconomic Factors. Economic Development Quarterly 10(4), p. 369.

Pelissereo, John P., Beth M. Henschen, and Edward L. Sidlow (1991). Urban Regimes, Sports Stadiums, and the Politics of Economic Development Agendas in Chicago. Policy Studies Review, Spring/Summer 10(2/3): pp. 117-129.

Rosentraub, M. and S. Nunn (1978). Suburban city investment in professional sports. American Behavioral Scientist January/February: pps. 393-414.

Rosentraub, Mark S. and David Swindell. (1991) "Just Say No?" The Economic and Political Realities of a Small City's Investment in Minor League Baseball. Economic Development Quarterly, 5(2) May: pp. 152-167.

Rosentraub, Mark et al. (1994). Sport and downtown development strategy: If you build it, will jobs come?. Journal of Urban Affairs Vol. 16(30): pp. 221-239.

Stannard, Laura (1993) Sports and Inner City Redevelopment: A New Kind of Victory for the Vancouver Canucks. City Magazine 14(3) Summer: pp. 42-45.

Steacy, Anne (1989). Domes of distinction: Stadiums become symbols of urban success. MacLean's June: pp. 46-47.

New!!Swindell, David and Mark S. Rosentraub (1998). Who benefits from the presence of professional sports teams? The implications for public funding of stadiums and arenas. Public Administration Review, Jan/Feb 58(1): pp. 11-20.

Whitson, D., and D. Macintosh (1993). Becoming a world-class city: Hallmark events and sports franchises in the growth strategies of western Canadian cities. Sociology of Sport Journal 10(3), p. 221.

Zipp, John (1996). The Economic Impact of the Baseball Strike of 1994. Urban Affairs Review 32(2), Nov., p. 157.

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Economics of Sports

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Euchner, Charles C. (1993) Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hefner, Frank L. (1990) Using Economic Models to Measure the Impacts of Sports on Local Economies. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 14(1): pp. 1-13.

New!!Miller, James Edward. (1990) The Baseball Business: Pursuing Pennants and Profits in Baltimore. The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC.

Noll, Roger and Andrew Zimbalist (Eds.). (1997) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Quirk, James and Rodney Fort. (1992,1997) Pay Dirt: The Business of Professional Team Sports. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Riess, Stephen (1989). "Urbanization, Suburbanization, and the Business of Professional Team Sports" in his book City Games.

Team Marketing Report. (Updated Annually). Inside the Ownership of Professional Sports Teams. Team Marketing Report: Chicago(?). (!)

Zimbalist, Andrew (1992). Baseball and Billions. BasicBooks: New York.

Books

Euchner, Charles C. (1993) Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Johnson, Arthur T. and James H. Frey (Eds.) (1986). Government and Sport: The Public Policy Issues . Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Allenheld.

New!!Miller, James Edward. (1990) The Baseball Business: Pursuing Pennants and Profits in Baltimore. The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC.

Noll, Roger (editor) (1974). Government and the Sports Business. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Noll, Roger and Andrew Zimbalist (Eds.). (1997) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Quirk, James and Rodney Fort. (1992,1997) Pay Dirt: The Business of Professional Team Sports. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Rosentraub, Mark (1997) Major League Losers: The Real Costs of Sports and Who's Paying for It. Basic Books.

Team Marketing Report. (Updated Annually). Inside the Ownership of Professional Sports Teams. Team Marketing Report: Chicago(?). (!)

Zimbalist, Andrew (1992). Baseball and Billions. BasicBooks: New York.

Articles

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

Hefner, Frank L. (1990) Using Economic Models to Measure the Impacts of Sports on Local Economies. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 14(1): pp. 1-13.

Johnson, Arthur (1983). Municipal Administration and the Sports Franchise Relocation Issue. Public Administration Review, 43 (November): pps. 519-527.

Korman, Richard (1995). Full house: Big pro projects top off steady demand for minor league, college jobs. ENR, June 10: pp. 22-28.

McGraw, Dan (1996). Playing the Stadium Game. US News and World Report, June 3:pp. 46-51.

Zipp, John (1996). The Economic Impact of the Baseball Strike of 1994. Urban Affairs Review 32(2), Nov., p. 157.

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Facility Design

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Author Unknown (1971). The Stadium: All-American Mounment. Progressive Architecture, Volume 11(71): pp. 78-87.

Gershman, Michael (1993). Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Inglis, Simon. (1990) The Football Grounds of Europe. Collins Willow.

Inglis, Simon. (1996) Football Grounds of Great Britain.

Inglis, Simon. (1990). Ahead of the Game. Architectural Journal June 6: pp. 37-47. (Excellent Article on European Football Stadia)

John, Geraint, Rod Sheard (1994). Stadia : A Design and Development Guide. Butterworth Architecture, 1994.

Lowry, Philip J. (1993). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 27 Major League, Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.

McGraw, Dan (1996). Playing the Stadium Game. US News and World Report, June 3:pp. 46-51.

Pearson, Clifford A. (1991). Cracker Jack Palace. (New Comiskey Park Stadium Review). Architectural Record, June: pp. 62, 66-67.

Books

Gershman, Michael (1993). Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Inglis, Simon. (1990) The Football Grounds of Europe. Collins Willow.

Inglis, Simon. (1996) Football Grounds of Great Britain.

John, Geraint, Rod Sheard (1994). Stadia : A Design and Development Guide. Butterworth Architecture, 1994.

Lowry, Philip J. (1993). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 27 Major League, Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.

Articles

Author Unknown (1971). The Stadium: All-American Mounment. Progressive Architecture, Volume 11(71): pp. 78-87.

Chema, Thomas V. (1996). When professional sports justify the subsidy, a reply to Robert A. Baade. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 19-22.

Gray, Malcolm (1989). Play Ball!: The Skydome's Story. MacLean's June: pp. 40-43.

Gunts, Edward (1992). Grand stand. Architecture, June: pps. 64-71.

Gunts, Edward (1992). Practice: Sports Architecture Firms. Architecture, July: pps. 87-93.

Inglis, Simon. (1990). Ahead of the Game. Architectural Journal June 6: pp. 37-47. (Excellent Article on European Football Stadia)

Landecker, Heidi (1995). Steeling Home. Architecture, April: pp. 58-66.

McGraw, Dan (1996). Playing the Stadium Game. US News and World Report, June 3:pp. 46-51.

Pearson, Clifford A. (1991). Cracker Jack Palace. (New Comiskey Park Stadium Review). Architectural Record, June: pp. 62, 66-67.

Prowler, Donald (1992). Baltimore hits home with new baseball park. Progressive Architecture, June.

Steacy, Anne (1989). Domes of distinction: Stadiums become symbols of urban success. MacLean's June: pp. 46-47.

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Facility Financing

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Stadium and Arena Financing News: A "Bond Buyer Publication" newsletter published by American Banker Inc. that lists projects that have been built recently, are in the development pipeline, or are currently being planned. This newsletter includes information on major professional sports projects (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL), minor league sports projects, and arenas and stadiums being built or planned for college and universities athletics. An ESSENTIAL resource for anyone interested in current trends for sports project financing and in the economics of sports in general. For info call Dan Rubinetti at 212-803-8468.

Books

Baade, Robert (1987). Is There an Economic Rationale for Subsidizing Sports Stadiums? . Chicago: Heartland Institute.

Baim, Dean V. (1990). Sports Stadiums as "Wise Investments": An Evaluation. Chicago: Heartland Institute.

Baim, Dean V. (1985). Comparison of Privately- and Publicly- Owned Stadiums and Arenas . Heartland Policy Study Number 6. Chicago: Heartland Institute.

Baim, Dean V. (1994). The Sports Stadium as a Municipal Investment. Greenwood Publishing Group.

New!!Cagan, Joanna and Neil deMause (1998). Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit. Common Courage Press: Monroe, Maine.

Euchner, Charles C. (1993) Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Noll, Roger (editor) (1974). Government and the Sports Business. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Noll, Roger and Andrew Zimbalist (Eds.). (1997) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Quirk, James and Rodney Fort. (1992,1997) Pay Dirt: The Business of Professional Team Sports. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Rosentraub, Mark (1997) Major League Losers: The Real Costs of Sports and Who's Paying for It. Basic Books.

Team Marketing Report. (Updated Annually). Inside the Ownership of Professional Sports Teams. Team Marketing Report: Chicago(?). (!)

Zimbalist, Andrew (1992). Baseball and Billions. BasicBooks: New York.

Articles

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

Gray, Malcolm (1989). Play Ball!: The Skydome's Story. MacLean's June: pp. 40-43.

Hefner, Frank L. (1990) Using Economic Models to Measure the Impacts of Sports on Local Economies. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 14(1): pp. 1-13.

Johnson, Arthur (1983). Municipal Administration and the Sports Franchise Relocation Issue. Public Administration Review, 43 (November): pps. 519-527.

Johnson, Arthur and Allen Sack (1996). Assessing the Value of Sports Facilities: The Importance of Noneconomic Factors. Economic Development Quarterly 10(4), p. 369.

Korman, Richard (1995). Full house: Big pro projects top off steady demand for minor league, college jobs. ENR, June 10: pp. 22-28.

Okner, Benjamin (1974). Subsidies of stadiums and arenas. In Governments and Sports Business edited by R. Noll. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

New!!Shubnell, Lawrence D., John E. Petersen, and Collin B. Harris. (1985) The Big Ticket: Financing a Professional Sports Facility. Government Finance Review, June: pp. 7-11.

Newsletters

Stadium and Arena Financing News. American Banker Inc: A Bond Buyer Publication. A monthly newsletter available through Dan Rubinetti at 212-803-8468.

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Locational Issues

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Author Unknown (1971). The Stadium: All-American Mounment. Progressive Architecture, Volume 11(71): pp. 78-87.

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

Baade, Robert A. and Richard F. Dye (1988). Sports stadiums and area development: A critical review. Economc Development Quarterly, August: pps. 265-275.

Baade, Robert A. and Richard F. Dye (1990). The impact of stadiums and professional sports on metropolitan area development. Growth and Change , Spring: pp. 1-14.

New!!Bale, John and Olof Moen (eds). (1996) The Stadium and the City. Keele University Press.

Bamberger, Rita J. and David W,. Parham (1984). Leveraging amenity infrastructure: Indianapolis's economic development strategy. Urban Land, 43 (November): pps. 12-18.

Chema, Thomas V. (1996). When professional sports justify the subsidy, a reply to Robert A. Baade. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 19-22.

Petersen, David C. (1988). Thinking about a downtown stadium for Baltimore. Urban Land, September: pp.21-23.

Rosentraub, M. and S. Nunn (1978). Suburban city investment in professional sports. American Behavioral Scientist January/February: pps. 393-414.

Swallow, Stephen K., James J. Opaluch, and Thomas F. Weaver (1992). Siting noxious facilities: An approach that integrates technical, economic, and political considerations. Land Economics, August: pps.283-301.

New!!Swindell, David and Mark S. Rosentraub (1998). Who benefits from the presence of professional sports teams? The implications for public funding of stadiums and arenas. Public Administration Review, Jan/Feb 58(1): pp. 11-20.

Books

Bale, John (1993). Sport, Space, and the City. London: Routledge.

Johnson, Arthur T.(1995). Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development. University of Illinois Press.

Danielson, Michael (1997). Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Duensing, Edward. (1989) The Major League Baseball Stadium: Marketing and Siting Considerations: A Bibliography. Vance Bibliographies.

Farmer, Peter, Aaron Mulrooney, and Rob Ammon, Jr. (1996). Sports Facility Planning and Management. Fitness Information Technology. (!)

John, Geraint, Rod Sheard (1994). Stadia : A Design and Development Guide. Butterworth Architecture, 1994.

Johnson, Arthur T. and James H. Frey (Eds.) (1986). Government and Sport: The Public Policy Issues . Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Allenheld.

Johnson, Arthur T.(1995). Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development. University of Illinois Press.

New!!Judd, Dennis and Susan Fainstein (eds.) (Forthcoming) Places for Play: The Remaking of Cities for Tourists. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Riess, Stephen (1989). "Urbanization, Suburbanization, and the Business of Professional Team Sports" in his book City Games.

Articles

Author Unknow (1971). The Stadium: All-American Mounment. Progressive Architecture, Volume 11(71): pp. 78-87.

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

Baade, Robert A. and Richard F. Dye (1988). Sports stadiums and area development: A critical review. Economc Development Quarterly, August: pps. 265-275.

Baade, Robert A. and Richard F. Dye (1990). The impact of stadiums and professional sports on metropolitan area development. Growth and Change , Spring: pp. 1-14.

Bamberger, Rita J. and David W,. Parham (1984). Leveraging amenity infrastructure: Indianapolis's economic development strategy. Urban Land, 43 (November): pps. 12-18.

Chapin, Timothy S. (1996). A new era of sports in the Northwest: Sports facility location as a local economic development strategy in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver. A paper presented at the International Symposium on Sport in the City Memphis, Tennessee, November.

Chema, Thomas V. (1996). When professional sports justify the subsidy, a reply to Robert A. Baade. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 19-22.

New!!Fainstein, Susan and Robert Stokes (1998). Space for play: The impacts of entertainment development on New York City. Economic Development Quarterly: 12(2), May: pp. 150-165.

Gray, Malcolm (1989). Play Ball!: The Skydome's Story. MacLean's June: pp. 40-43.

Petersen, David C. (1988). Thinking about a downtown stadium for Baltimore. Urban Land, September: pp.21-23.

Rosentraub, M. and S. Nunn (1978). Suburban city investment in professional sports. American Behavioral Scientist January/February: pps. 393-414.

Steacy, Anne (1989). Domes of distinction: Stadiums become symbols of urban success. MacLean's June: pp. 46-47.

Stix, Gary (1993). Blackballing the inner city. Scientific American, September: p.152.

Swallow, Stephen K., James J. Opaluch, and Thomas F. Weaver (1992). Siting noxious facilities: An approach that integrates technical, economic, and political considerations. Land Economics, August: pps.283-301.

New!!Swindell, David and Mark S. Rosentraub (1998). Who benefits from the presence of professional sports teams? The implications for public funding of stadiums and arenas. Public Administration Review, Jan/Feb 58(1): pp. 11-20.

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Management and Programming

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Petersen, David C. (1996) Sports, Convention, and Entertainment Facilities. Urban Land Institute.

Books

Farmer, Peter, Aaron Mulrooney, and Rob Ammon, Jr. (1996). Sports Facility Planning and Management. Fitness Information Technology. (!)

Petersen, David C. (1989) Convention Centers, Stadiums, and Arenas. Urban Land Institute.

Petersen, David C. (1996) Sports, Convention, and Entertainment Facilities. Urban Land Institute.

Articles

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Minor League Sports

Books

Baade, Robert A. and Allen R. Sanderson (1997). "Minor League Teams and Communities" in Roger Noll's and Andrew Zimbalist's (Eds.) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Johnson, Arthur T.(1995). Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development. University of Illinois Press.

Petersen, David C. (1996) Sports, Convention, and Entertainment Facilities. Urban Land Institute.

Articles

New!!Johnson, Arthur T. (1990). Professional Baseball at the Minor Legue Level: Considerations for Cities Large and Small. State and Local Government Review, June: pp. 90-96.

New!!Johnson, Arthur T. (1991). Local government, minor league baseball, and economic development strategies. Economic Development Quarterly, 5(4) November: pp. 313-324.

New!!Johnson, Arthur (1993). Rethinking the Sport-City Relationship: In search of Partnership. Journal of Sport Management 7(1), p. 61.

New!!Jossi, Frank (1998). Take me out to the ball game: Going bonkers over minor league baseball. Planning, May, p. 4-9.

Korman, Richard (1995). Full house: Big pro projects top off steady demand for minor league, college jobs. ENR, June 10: pp. 22-28.

New!!Rosentraub, Mark S. and David Swindell. (1991) "Just Say No?" The Economic and Political Realities of a Small City's Investment in Minor League Baseball. Economic Development Quarterly, 5(2) May: pp. 152-167.

Zipp, John (1996). The Economic Impact of the Baseball Strike of 1994. Urban Affairs Review 32(2), Nov., p. 157.


Planning Issues

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

New!!Bale, John and Olof Moen (eds). (1996) The Stadium and the City. Keele University Press.

New!!Judd, Dennis and Susan Fainstein (eds.) (Forthcoming) Places for Play: The Remaking of Cities for Tourists. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Petersen, David C. (1996) Sports, Convention, and Entertainment Facilities. Urban Land Institute.

Books

New!!Bale, John and Olof Moen (eds). (1996) The Stadium and the City. Keele University Press.

Farmer, Peter, Aaron Mulrooney, and Rob Ammon, Jr. (1996). Sports Facility Planning and Management. Fitness Information Technology. (!)

John, Geraint, Rod Sheard (1994). Stadia : A Design and Development Guide. Butterworth Architecture, 1994.

Johnson, Arthur T. and James H. Frey (Eds.) (1986). Government and Sport: The Public Policy Issues . Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Allenheld.

New!!Judd, Dennis and Susan Fainstein (eds.) (Forthcoming) Places for Play: The Remaking of Cities for Tourists. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Petersen, David C. (1989) Convention Centers, Stadiums, and Arenas. Urban Land Institute.

Petersen, David C. (1996) Sports, Convention, and Entertainment Facilities. Urban Land Institute.

Articles

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

Bamberger, Rita J. and David W,. Parham (1984). Leveraging amenity infrastructure: Indianapolis's economic development strategy. Urban Land, 43 (November): pps. 12-18.

New!!Fainstein, Susan and Robert Stokes (1998). Space for play: The impacts of entertainment development on New York City. Economic Development Quarterly: 12(2), May: pp. 150-165.

Gray, Malcolm (1989). Play Ball!: The Skydome's Story. MacLean's June: pp. 40-43.

Hefner, Frank L. (1990) Using Economic Models to Measure the Impacts of Sports on Local Economies. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 14(1): pp. 1-13.

Johnson, Arthur (1986). Economic and Policy Implications of Hosting Sports Franchises: Lessons from Baltimore. Urban Affairs Quarterly, 21 (March): pps. 411-434.

New!!Johnson, Arthur T. (1991). Local government, minor league baseball, and economic development strategies. Economic Development Quarterly, 5(4) November: pp. 313-324.

New!!Johnson, Arthur (1993). Rethinking the Sport-City Relationship: In search of Partnership. Journal of Sport Management 7(1), p. 61.

Johnson, Arthur and Allen Sack (1996). Assessing the Value of Sports Facilities: The Importance of Noneconomic Factors. Economic Development Quarterly 10(4), p. 369.

Knack, Ruth E. (1986). Stadiums: The right game plan? Planning, September: pps. 6-11.

Rosentraub, M. and S. Nunn (1978). Suburban city investment in professional sports. American Behavioral Scientist January/February: pps. 393-414.

Rosentraub, Mark et al. (1994). Sport and downtown development strategy: If you build it, will jobs come?. Journal of Urban Affairs Vol. 16(30): pp. 221-239.

Steacy, Anne (1989). Domes of distinction: Stadiums become symbols of urban success. MacLean's June: pp. 46-47.

New!!Swindell, David and Mark S. Rosentraub (1998). Who benefits from the presence of professional sports teams? The implications for public funding of stadiums and arenas. Public Administration Review, Jan/Feb 58(1): pp. 11-20.

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Politics Surrounding Sports Stadia

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

New!!Bale, John and Olof Moen (eds). (1996) The Stadium and the City. Keele University Press.

New!!Betzold, Michael and Ethan Casey (1997). Queen of Diamonds: The Tiger Stadium Story. Northmont Publishing Company, Inc. West Bloomfield. IL.

New!!Brown, Clyde and David M. Paul. (1999). Local Organized Interests and the 1996 Cincinnati Sports Stadia Tax Referendum, Journal of Sport and Social Isssues, 23(2), pp. 218-237.

New!!Cagan, Joanna and Neil deMause (1998). Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit. Common Courage Press: Monroe, Maine.

Danielson, Michael (1997). Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

New!!Fainstein, Susan and Robert Stokes (1998). Space for play: The impacts of entertainment development on New York City. Economic Development Quarterly: 12(2), May: pp. 150-165.

Johnson, Arthur T. and James H. Frey (Eds.) (1986). Government and Sport: The Public Policy Issues . Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Allenheld.

Johnson, Arthur T. (1995). Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development. University of Illinois Press.

New!!Judd, Dennis and Susan Fainstein (eds.) (Forthcoming) Places for Play: The Remaking of Cities for Tourists. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

New!!Keating, W. Dennis (1996). "Cleveland: The "Comeback City": The Politics of Redevelopment and Sports Stadiums Amidst Urban Decline" in Reconstructing Urban Regime Theory : Regulating Urban Politics in a Global Economy by Mickey Lauria (Ed.) Altamira Press.

Klobuchar, Amy. (1982). Uncovering the Dome. Waveland Press, Inc.: Prospect Heights, IL.

New!!Kuklick, Bruce (1993). To Every Thing a Season: Shibe Park and Urban Philadelphia, 1906-1976.

New!!Miller, James Edward. (1990) The Baseball Business: Pursuing Pennants and Profits in Baltimore. The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC.

Pelissereo, John P., Beth M. Henschen, and Edward L. Sidlow (1991). Urban Regimes, Sports Stadiums, and the Politics of Economic Development Agendas in Chicago. Policy Studies Review, Spring/Summer 10(2/3): pp. 117-129.

Rosentraub, Mark (1997) Major League Losers: The Real Costs of Sports and Who's Paying for It. Basic Books.

New!!Swindell, David and Mark S. Rosentraub (1998). Who benefits from the presence of professional sports teams? The implications for public funding of stadiums and arenas. Public Administration Review, Jan/Feb 58(1): pp. 11-20.

Books

New!!Bale, John and Olof Moen (eds). (1996) The Stadium and the City. Keele University Press.

Baylon, David (1973). Making the Majors: A Case Study of Seattle Decision Making. An unpublished master's thesis. Seattle: University of Washington.

New!!Betzold, Michael and Ethan Casey (1997). Queen of Diamonds: The Tiger Stadium Story. Northmont Publishing Company, Inc. West Bloomfield. IL.

New!!Cagan, Joanna and Neil deMause (1998). Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit. Common Courage Press: Monroe, Maine.

Danielson, Michael (1997). Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

DeLeon, Richard E. (1992) Left Coast City: Progressive Politics in San Francisco: 1975-1991. Focus upon chapters 7 and 8.

Euchner, Charles C. (1993) Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them. Johns Hopkins University Press.

New!!Greenberg, Martin J. and James T. Gray. (1996). The Stadium Game. National Sports Law Institute: Marquette University Law School.

Johnson, Arthur T. and James H. Frey (Eds.) (1986). Government and Sport: The Public Policy Issues . Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Allenheld.

Johnson, Arthur T. (1995). Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development. University of Illinois Press.

New!!Judd, Dennis and Susan Fainstein (eds.) (Forthcoming) Places for Play: The Remaking of Cities for Tourists. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Klobuchar, Amy. (1982). Uncovering the Dome. Waveland Press, Inc.: Prospect Heights, IL.

New!!Miller, James Edward. (1990) The Baseball Business: Pursuing Pennants and Profits in Baltimore. The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC.

Noll, Roger (editor) (1974). Government and the Sports Business. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Noll, Roger and Andrew Zimbalist (Eds.). (1997) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute.

Riess, Stephen (1989). "Urbanization, Suburbanization, and the Business of Professional Team Sports" in his book City Games.

Rosentraub, Mark (1997) Major League Losers: The Real Costs of Sports and Who's Paying for It. Basic Books.

Schimmel, K. S., A. G. Ingham, and J. W. Howell (1993). Professional team sport and the American city: Urban politics and franchise relocation. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Shropshire, Kenneth L. (1995). The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Articles

Author Unknown (1973). It's Promoters vs. Taxpayers: The Superstadium Game. Fortune, March: pp. 104-107, 178, 180, 182.

Baade, Robert A. (1996). Professional sports as catalysts for metropolitan economic development. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 1-17.

Baade, Robert A. (1996). Stadium subsidies make little economic sense for cities, a rejoinder. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(1): pps. 33-37.

Bamberger, Rita J. and David W,. Parham (1984). Leveraging amenity infrastructure: Indianapolis's economic development strategy. Urban Land, 43 (November): pps. 12-18.

Chapin, Timothy S. (1996). Deja view: Seattle undertakes the stadium provision process again. A paper presented at the International Symposium on Sport in the City Memphis, Tennessee, November.

New!!Fainstein, Susan and Robert Stokes (1998). Space for play: The impacts of entertainment development on New York City. Economic Development Quarterly: 12(2), May: pp. 150-165.

Fulton, William (1988). Deperately seeking sports teams. Governing, 1 (March): pps. 34-40.

Gray, Malcolm (1989). Play Ball!: The Skydome's Story. MacLean's June: pp. 40-43.

Johnson, Arthur (1983). Municipal Administration and the Sports Franchise Relocation Issue. Public Administration Review, 43 (November): pps. 519-527.

Johnson, Arthur (1985). The Sports Franchise Relocation Issue and Public Policy Responses. In Government and Sport: the Public Policy Issues edited by Arthur T. Johnson and James H. Frey.

Johnson, Arthur (1986). Economic and Policy Implications of Hosting Sports Franchises: Lessons from Baltimore. Urban Affairs Quarterly, 21 (March): pps. 411-434.

New!!Johnson, Arthur (1993). Rethinking the Sport-City Relationship: In search of Partnership. Journal of Sport Management 7(1), p. 61.

New!!Keating, W. Dennis (1996). "Cleveland: The "Comeback City": The Politics of Redevelopment and Sports Stadiums Amidst Urban Decline" in Reconstructing Urban Regime Theory : Regulating Urban Politics in a Global Economy by Mickey Lauria (Ed.) Altamira Press.

Knack, Ruth E. (1986). Stadiums: The right game plan? Planning, September: pps. 6-11.

Lipsitz, G. (1984). Sports stadia and urban development: A tale of three cities. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 8(2), pps. 1-18.

Pelissereo, John P., Beth M. Henschen, and Edward L. Sidlow (1991). Urban Regimes, Sports Stadiums, and the Politics of Economic Development Agendas in Chicago. Policy Studies Review, Spring/Summer 10(2/3): pp. 117-129.

Petersen, David C. (1988). Thinking about a downtown stadium for Baltimore. Urban Land, September: pp.21-23.

Rosentraub, M. and S. Nunn (1978). Suburban city investment in professional sports. American Behavioral Scientist January/February: pps. 393-414.

Rosentraub, Mark S. and David Swindell. (1991) "Just Say No?" The Economic and Political Realities of a Small City's Investment in Minor League Baseball. Economic Development Quarterly, 5(2) May: pp. 152-167.

Rosentraub, Mark et al. (1994). Sport and downtown development strategy: If you build it, will jobs come?. Journal of Urban Affairs Vol. 16(30): pp. 221-239.

Sage, G.H. (1993). Stealing home: Political, economic, and media power in a publicly funded baseball stadium in Denver. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 17(2), pps. 110-124.

New!!Swindell, David and Mark S. Rosentraub (1998). Who benefits from the presence of professional sports teams? The implications for public funding of stadiums and arenas. Public Administration Review, Jan/Feb 58(1): pp. 11-20.

Whitson, D., and D. Macintosh (1993). Becoming a world-class city: Hallmark events and sports franchises in the growth strategies of western Canadian cities. Sociology of Sport Journal 10(3), p. 221.

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Other Books

Andelman, Bob (1992). Stadium for Rent: Tampa Bay's Quest for Major League Baseball. New York: McFarland and Company.

Benson, Michael (1989). Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and Stadiums, 1845 to Present. McFarland & Company, Incorporated, Publishers.

Gershman, Michael (1993). Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Inglis, Simon. (1990) The Football Grounds of Europe. Collins Willow.

Inglis, Simon. (1996) Football Grounds of Great Britain.

Lowry, Philip J. (1993). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 27 Major League, Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.

Ramirez, Gustavo (1991) Football in Ecuador:The Grounds and History. Soccer Book Publishing Ltd.

Richmond, Peter (1993) Ballpark: Camden Yards and the Building of an American Dream. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Ritter, Lawrence S. (1992) Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseballs' Legendary Fields. Viking Penguin.

Toman, James A. (1991) Cleveland Stadium: Sixty Years of Memories. Cleveland Landmarks Press, Inc.

Twydell, Dave (1991). Football League: Grounds for a Change.

USA Today (1994). The Complete Four Sports Stadium Guide. New York: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.

USA Today (1996). The Complete Four Sports Stadium Guide. New York: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. 2nd Edition.

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Chapin's Top Ten, Must Read List of
Sports Facility Related Books

1A. Roger Noll and Andrew Zimbalist's (Eds.) Sports, Jobs, and Taxes (1997)

When I finally get my PhD and teach a course on sports stadia, this book will no doubt be one of the required texts. A compilation of studies, literature reviews, and case studies, this edited volume provides a comprehensive overview of the myriad of issues surrounding these controversial, expensive, often ill-conceived projects. The chapters are written by some of the foremost thinkers on the topic, including Noll, Zimbalist, Rosentraub, Baade, Swindell, Quirk, Zimmerman, and Zipp.

1B. Michael Danielson's Home Team (1997)

This is an excellent book that introduces and discusses the political, economic, and cultural relationships between professional sports teams and their home cities. Painstakingly researched and very well written, Danielson has provided a "textbook" of sorts for people interested in the politics and economics surrounding sports facilities. If asked what one book one should read to get an overview of the issues, I would immediately point to Home Team.

2. Mark Rosentraub's Major League Losers (1997)

Another wonderful discussion of the issues, but from a distinct public policy perspective. Rosentraub's case studies illuminate many different facets of the debate surrounding public investment into professional sports. The author also provides a number of avenues to addressing the skyrocketing public costs for these facilities.

3. David Petersen's Sports Convention and Entertainment Facilities (1997)

Published by the Urban Land Institute, Petersen's book is an excellent introduction to the planning, design, and management of all types of cultural facilities including stadia and arenas. A must have for the newcomer to this field. There are also brief case studies of over seventy projects spread throughout the world.

4. Arthur Johnson's Minor League Sports and Local Economic Development (1995)

Johnson approaches this topic from the perspective of smaller cities that play host to minor league baseball. A very illuminating look at the issues from an economic developers perspective. One of the few studies to look at these problems for cities outside the major league level. Required reading for economic developers interested in recreational or tourism related development

5. Charles Euchner's Playing the Field (1993)

Playing the Field provides an incisive look at the politics of the debate, utilizing a nice set of in-depth case studies of Oakland, Baltimore, and Chicago. Euchner analyzes the debate with a very critical eye and provides some possible public policy options for government in the face of growing sports-related costs.

6. Amy Klobuchar's Uncovering the Dome (1982)

This is a real gem of a book that traces the fascinating and amazing story behind the development of Minneapolis' Metrodome. The political volleyball and handwringing surrounding the over ten year development process for the Metrodome is painstakingly detailed by the author. This excellent case study provides tremendous insight into the political dealmaking and gamesmanship often necessary for these projects to proceed.

7. Michael Gershman's Diamonds: The Evolution of a Ballpark (1993)

This book traces the evolution of the baseball "ballpark" in wonderful detail. Littered with hundreds of photographs, Gershman's Diamonds traces the ballpark from its early, free-form days, through the mega-stadiums and domes of the sixties and seventies, all the way to the new "traditional" ballparks best embodied by Baltimore's Camden Yards. A wonderful addition to the library of anyone interested in sports facilities.

8. Peter Richmond's Ballpark: Camden Yards and the Building of an American Dream (1993)

Wholly unlike any of the other books on this list, Richmond writes from the perspective of a reporter tracing the human side of the design, planning, and construction of a new stadium. The stories he tells are fascinating and remind us that these stadia are not just bricks and mortar projects, but controversial and beloved structures that involve human beings with feelings, personal interests, and their own image of what a stadium (and city) should be

9. John Bale's Sport, Space, and the City (1993)

An offering from the preeminent British scholar on sports and geography. This was one of the first books I came across when I became interested in sports stadia. It presents a general overview of many issues related to stadium development including the evolution of the sports space, hooliganism, and the performance boost to home teams, from a decidedly European perspective. A very useful book indeed.

10. USA Today's The Complete Four Sports Stadium Guide (1996).

A very useful reference source for people or organization interested in this topic. It has a brief description of each stadium or arena and provides some interesting facts and figures about each facility. Some other information, like facility financing or number of suites and club seats would be nice, but the Four Sports Guide is "required reading" for the stadium researcher.


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