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FIRE - First-Year Innovation and Research Experience 2020-2021: Sports
These resources have been selected to help you get started with your Grand Challenge research. Their purpose is to familiarize you with ideas related to your challenge, but you are not limited to these specific articles, videos, and books. This is not an exhaustive list, there are many other resources you can find!
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During an April 2020 survey in the United States, 55 percent of respondents stated that professional and college sports organizations should wait until the coronavirus pandemic is contained and it is safe for fans to attend before resuming sporting events.
Many professional leagues across the globe suspended their seasons and hundreds of thousands of jobs were put at risk as public sporting events across the country were cancelled. Analysis suggests that an estimated 2.2 billion U.S. dollars of national TV revenue for the sports industry could be lost as a result of the crisis.
Today's high-performance sports business is more complex than ever before. Sports organizations are fighting hard for the money and engagement of fans, media, and sponsors while facing unprecedented competition. The cost of doing business continues to rise, while traditional revenue streams are under increased pressure. Authors Irving Rein, Ben Shields, and Adam Grossman presents strategies for dealing with these challenges.
The Routledge Handbook of Sport Management is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to theory and practice in sport management ever published. It provides students and scholars with a broad ranging survey of current thinking in contemporary sport management, exploring best practice in core functional areas and identifying important future directions for new research.
Describes various professional sports leagues and their approaches to resuming competition. Concludes that The NBA and NHL have tightly restricted their teams' movements, which seems to be a winning formula that MLB and the NFL could find hard to copy.