Guest Editors’ Introduction

Stefan Kesenne and Thomas Peeters

This special issue of the International Journal of Sports Finance (IJSF) presents a selection of papers presented at the 6th European Sport Economics Association (ESEA) Conference. The University of Antwerp hosted the ESEA annual conference September 3-5, 2014, at its historic city campus. Continuing the upward trajectory from previous meetings, the 2014 conference attracted 132 abstracts submitted for presentation at the event. The scientific committee accepted 93 of those for full conference presentations. Although most of the 150 participants came from European universities, we were happy to welcome colleagues from America, Asia, Australia, and Africa to the event. This again underlines the growing global appeal of ESEA and its annual conference.