New issues in attendance demand:the case of the English football league

Simmons, R and Forrest, D (2006) New issues in attendance demand:the case of the English football league. Journal of Sports Economics, 7 (3). pp. 247-266. ISSN 1527-0025

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Abstract

This articles uses an attendance demand model with panel data on more than 4,000 games to examine economic problems of fixture congestion in English Football League schedules. We find that televised, midweek Champions League matches involving English Premier League clubs have substantial adverse impacts on lower division Football League gate attendance. This suggests that affected clubs may have a case for compensation from the Premier League for loss of gate revenue from this source. Scheduling of home games close to one another also has an adverse impact on attendance. Reorganisation of fixture schedules and/or redistribution of income would help offset adverse impacts on team revenues from midweek scheduling.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Sports Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 44003
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 18:08
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 01:20
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/44003

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