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Home team : professional sports and the American metropolis

Author: Michael N Danielson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most books that study professional sports concentrate on teams and leagues. In contrast, Home Team studies the connections between professional team sports in North America and the places where teams play. It examines the relationships between the four major professional team sports - baseball, basketball, football, and hockey - and the cities that attach their names, their hearts, and their increasing amount of tax
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael N Danielson
ISBN: 0691036500 9780691036502
OCLC Number: 35397761
Description: xx, 397 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Places to Play --
Ch. 2. Urban Games --
Ch. 3. Market Tests --
Ch. 4. Private Businesses --
Ch. 5. Business Partners --
Ch. 6. Teams in Leagues --
Ch. 7. Big League Cities --
Ch. 8. Competing for Teams --
Ch. 9. Changing Places --
Ch. 10. Playing for Keeps --
Ch. 11. The Expanding Realm --
Ch. 12. Making the Cut --
Ch. 13. Back Door Play --
Ch. 14. Ballpark Figures --
Ch. 15. Newer, Bigger, Better --
Ch. 16. Political Players --
Ch. 17. Political Contests --
Ch. 18. Private Games and Public Stakes.
Responsibility: Michael N. Danielson.
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"Danielson has ingested an enormous amount of information and come up with some interesting observations."--Allen Barra, "Chicago Tribune"

 
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