Articles in this issue:

  • Daniel S. Mason

    Within a broader discourse of inter-city competition, sport and entertainment facilities have emerged as key points of contestation both within and between cities (Mason, Washington, & Buist, 2015). This fact has not been lost on anchor tenant sports franchise owners, who recognize their role in making these venues attractive by guaranteeing a certain number of spectators each year. As a result, the construction of new, state-of-the-art facilities continues, with substantial public funding becoming commonplace (Long, 2012). However, where once cities sought to build these facilities to...Read more

  • Andrea N. Geurin

    Social media use is increasingly common among elite athletes, who often maintain their own Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or YouTube accounts in order to market themselves and communicate with stakeholders. Several researchers have identified potential benefits for athletes who engage in social media use, including control over the information shared about themselves (Lebel & Danylchuk, 2012), building their personal brand and developing brand equity (Parmentier & Fischer, 2012), and developing and maintaining relationships with fans, sponsors, and potential sponsors (...Read more

  • Brian P. McCullough
    Sylvia Trendafilova
    and Manuela Picariello

    Starting in 2010, we have dedicated ourselves to gaining a deeper understanding of environmental sustainability in the sport and entertainment (S&E) industry, as we view it as one of the most paramount challenges facing our industry in the 21st century. From waste management to carbon emissions, the S&E industry has a considerable environmental impact. Such events in the S&E can range from small community-based concert series or 5k runs to large-scale, one-time events like college football games at the University of Michigan that attract more than 107,000 spectators, and multi-...Read more

  • Chad S. Seifried

    Many sport and entertainment management scholars and practitioners are extremely interested in the various activities involved with successfully booking acts for venues. As an example, recent technological and industry-level developments present the act of booking and scheduling as dynamic and requiring innovative and adaptive employees. This section contains an interview with Brendan Buckley, vice president of Columbus Arenas Sports & Entertainment in Columbus, Ohio, a joint operation between Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center, about the current and future direction...Read more