Hosting major sports events : the challenge of taming white elephants

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Hosting major sports events : the challenge of taming white elephants
Author(s) Alm, Jens ; Solberg, Harry Arne ; Storm, Rasmus K ; Jakobsen, Tor Georg
Date 2014
English abstract
While the literature on the economic impacts of major sports events has grown considerably over the years, the question of utilisation of venues built for these events after the party is over has received little attention. This article fills some of the gaps in the literature. By means of a Stadium Utilisation Index, it measures the post-event utilisation of venues that were constructed of significantly refurbished to host major sports events in the period from 1996 to 2010. It reveals some of the challenges facing the utilisation of the venues once ‘the circus has left town’. The regressions identify that private owned stadiums have a higher rate of utilisation than publicly built venues. The stadiums with the highest capacity tend to have higher utilisation. Last, but not least in terms of importance, stadiums in nations with a high degree of corruption had the lowest utilisation.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2014.994550 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Host/Issue Leisure Studies;
ISSN 0261-4367
Pages 16
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) stadiums
post-event utilising
major sporting events
legacy
white elephants
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18401 (link to this page)

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