In 2016, there are a plethora of challenges facing professional, college, and high school athletic departments. According to Howard and Crompton (2014) the recession of 2007-2009 had a substantial impact on the sports industry across all levels. Professional sports are challenged with providing affordable tickets to games as “total attendance dropped for three of the four major leagues from 2007 to 2011” (p. 9). The “overall financial state of intercollegiate athletics is grim” as collegiate athletic departments struggle to control soaring cost (p. 55). High school sports are also struggling financially as they attempt to maintain deteriorating facilities, remain observant to Title IX spending requirements, and provide the needed resources,
In his essay “Gil’s Sportsplex”, Gil Fried states that Gil Giles is always obsessed with softball and thus, he tends to invest a sportsplex after he retired (1). Fried introduces Gil’s backgrounds that he is a former police officer without any experiences in running a sports facility (2). Elsewhere, Fried demonstrates various industry analyses about sportaplex, for example, the definition of sportsplex is a facility offering multiple indoor and outdoor sports (2), and the “Sportsplex Operators and Developers Association (SODA)” propose some guidelines for implementing a sportsplex, such as “developing a needs assessment, feasibility study and preliminary design”(2). In addition, Fried cites CT sportsplex information, which includes the location, population, the charging fees, sponsorship packages, and the competing component research, as a frame example for Gil’s sportsplex (3-4).
Indeed the Olympics proved to be “the true free trade of the future” as Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement described (doc1). Nations who hosted or participated in the games gained substantial amounts revenues and sponsors. this was the result of the spread of western and American culture due to wide access to new technology such as the televisions. Ryotaro Azuma, mayor of Tokyo, describes the effects of the Tokyo games on Japanese economics. As a result, the games allowed Japan to rise as a world trade of power and recover from the defeated-enemy syndrome in the eyes of most of the world. similarly, document 7 describes that countries that sponsored the Seoul Olympics of 1988 such as united states and Japan have made tremendous profits, on the other hand, Korean corporations have “failed to avail itself of an opportunity to display its industrial and economic power to a worldwide television” by not sponsoring the Olympics. According to the international Olympic committee statistics, there was also an increase in the economic participation of different nations to pay to the international Olympic committee for international tv and radio broadcast rights. This demonstrated the willingness of countries to contribute to the Olympic games because it benefited them(doc
Chicago was seen by outsiders as a land of opportunity the same way our founding fathers saw America as the land of new beginnings. Individuals all across the nation spoke of Chicago as having a “spirit” of it own and “tangible force” that was similar to the American dream (Larson 16). As people spoke so highly of Chicago and its technology, it still did not escape the criticism from other states about how the city would not be able to handle organizing a World’s fair. When the grounds of the World’s Fair were ere being prepared in Jackson Park, Chicago, the soil was too dense to build extravagant buildings, the architects in charge of creating the buildings for the World’s Fair were surprised with all the extra work needed in order for the foundations of the buildings to be sturdy (Larson
Sports are something most Americans can relate to; many of us played some type of sport as a kid and some of us are die-hard fans. Sports have developed with us as a society and have become an interwoven piece of our culture and their effects can be seen in many cities countrywide. The facilities where these teams play can become a centerpiece of the local community and the teams themselves can bring people from all walks of life together in search of one mutual goal, for their team to win. The controversy arises when it comes to how many professional stadiums are routinely being funded and whether taxpayers should foot the multi-billion-dollar bill. This has not always been a controversy, however, as prior to 1953 stadiums were largely funded
In the 1920’s an uncountable number of inventions were introduced into society that sprung the nation during its time. Society faced only a over all increase in every way possible. Many inventions were introduced during the 1920’s like the lie detector test, the radio station, and the invention of television.
A great example is when the NFL Foundation raised millions of dollars for prominent organizations like the American Cancer Society, battle against breast cancer, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Since 1973, the foundation has also donated around 250 million dollars to youth football programs. (Easterbrook 178) The largest event that produces the most money in football is the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl generates 620 million dollars, and a quarter of this revenue goes towards organizations that support disabled veterans (Murphy 9). Another impact from football are the teams. NFL football teams bring in millions of fans, who bring millions of dollars in revenue to the cities. The NFL teams alone can make the city’s economy flourish. The NFL teams also offer millions of jobs to the people, from referees to maintenance workers (Easterbrook 256) Football also offers many scholarships and programs that helps many people go to colleges of their choice. In short, the introduction of football to America has greatly changed and impacted our lives for the
After an unsuccessful bid for the 2012 edition, Paris is again campaigning to host the 2024 Games. France provides world-class infrastructure, has offers a compelling case for budget discipline with existing sporting arenas and accommodation (including state-of-the-art stadiums inaugurated this year for other global events),
Wrestling is a tough one on one combat sport that requires a great amount of mental and physical toughness. This sport is all about imposing a will on the opponent until he gives up. There is a small group of individuals who actually take part in the sport due to the hard work, dedication and commitment the sport requires. Dan Gable once said “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy” there have been wrestlers who have given a plethora of their blood, sweat and tears for this sport through countless hours of workouts, practices and competitions. What do they get? The Olympic committee attempting to take the sport out of the 2020 Olympic Games. Taking the sport of wrestling out of the Games makes no sense because it was the first competitive sport to be introduced into the Olympics in 708 B.C. (citation) Discharging it from the Olympic Games would be a major setback to the event by losing a huge amount of its supporters. The reason for this sport almost being removed from the Olympics is due to the committee trying to revolutionize the Games and make it more appealing with more “modern” sports. The sport of wrestling has adapted to today’s society very well. If wrestling had not been elected to stay in the Olympics, it would have caused for a quick demise of the sport. Shortly after the election FILA president Nenad Lalovic
Have you ever heard about a grown man complaining about how he could not afford his insurance for his 8 cars? Almost all athletes get paid enormous paychecks and are financially unprepared. Athletes are overpaid because they can go bankrupt and some of the athletes become too confident with their money.
Pride is a difficult thing to quantify. What is the benefit of pride? A part from creating more fans, buzz for the team and the sponsorships that come with that, pride also means that fans are more likely to go to games, buy merchandise and watch the games when they can 't go in person. Pride in many ways drives a sports team 's revenue, because it speaks to the investment of fans in their hometeam. And having a place to gather, to eat good food and watch a team you love play, can directly contribute to a City 's pride in their team and furthermore, the money they are ready to spend on supporting that
On the surface sports is a wonderful thing; it offers people a chance to realize their dream of becoming a professional athlete as well as relish in the money and fame that follows, it also offers an escape wh ere people can relax and enjoy the spectacle that is sports. However underneath the glitz and glamour there is a dark side to professional sports that people do not often get to see. In the world of professional sports human rights are neglected.
Not only is the National Football League (NFL) the most popular sports league in America, it also draws in the highest revenue of any sporting league in the United States. Los Angeles holds the second largest GDP of any city in the United States, and the NFL runs on a model of revenue sharing among its owners and franchises. Therefore, the lack of an NFL franchise in the city of Los Angeles is certainly a glaring omission, as the opportunity to host an NFL team in Los Angeles would benefit the entire league economically. That being said, the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders present viable alternatives to the St. Louis Rams in placing an NFL team in Los Angeles. The lack of an NFL franchise in one of the America’s greatest cities is
The NFL is both a public and private group of franchises. All teams, except the green bay packers, are privately owned. Franchises that are private are either owned by shareholders who own the largest portion of the team, or are owned by a single individual. The green bay packers have many owners that create a board of directors that manage the team when decisions are made. Green bay is a smaller market in the NFL, so basically you can say overall the NFL is privately owned. The national football league has been a nonprofit organization for some time now, but they are looking to drop that label. The NFL makes a lot of money, and in their opinion the benefits to becoming profit outweighs the obvious thing that they will have to start paying
The Olympic Games are one of the best examples of a global sporting mega-event. It is often stated that the hosting of the Olympic Games bring about many benefits to the host country, and some countries make huge efforts to bid for hosting the Olympic Games. However, in recent years, countries are not as willing to bid for the chance to host the Olympics, and this occurs as people continue to debate the exact impacts of the Olympic Games. So what exactly are the economic and social impacts of the Olympic Games? Should a country choose to host the Olympic Games if given the opportunity to do so? These are the main questions that this paper will discuss and answer.