Articles in this issue:

  • Seppo Suominen and Pamela Wicker

    Seppo Suominen and Pamela Wicker serve as guest editors for this special issue of the International Journal of Sport Finance (IJSF).  Suominen and Wicker introduce the issue, which showcases a collection of selected papers presented at the 13th European Sport Economics Association (ESEA) Conference.Read more

  • Dennis Coates
    Paul Downward
    Nicholas M. Watanabe
    and Pamela Wicker

    This essay reiterates the award ceremony of the 2022 Peter Sloane Award (PSA), which was held at the conference dinner on August 25, 2022, at the ESEA Conference in Helsinki, Finland.Read more

  • Jeremy M. Losak
    Samuel Marteka
    and Mackenzie Mangos

    Television coverage’s impact on college football attendance is a topic of debate. Between 2005 and 2019, annual growth in athletic department revenues for Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools from media rights, postseason football, and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) conference distributions far exceeded revenue growth in ticket sales revenue. This study re-evaluates the substitution or complementarity of television coverage and stadium attendance in college football with updated data while controlling for selection bias through endogenous treatment regression. Although...Read more

  • Petri Lintumäki
    Hannes Winner
    Ioannis Konstantopoulos
    Diana Alexe
    and Martin Schnitzer

    This paper aims to explore participants’ willingness to pay (WTP) for offsetting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their participation in the World Winter Masters Games 2020 (WWMG20) in Innsbruck, Austria. We collected data from an online survey sent to participants at the event and used the contingent valuation approach to determine participants’ WTP and a set of alternative regression models to investigate the factors that mainly influence WTP. Our results show that the median WTP for offsetting GHG lies within a range of EUR 10 (lower bound) to EUR 20 (upper bound)....Read more

  • Peter Dawson
    Paul Downward
    Vincent Hogan
    and Patrick Massey

    Home advantage has been documented in many sports. It is hypothesized that higher attendance, likely dominated by home-team supporters, can be a source of this advantage, either through influence on match officials or by spurring the home team to greater efforts relative to the away team. We examine this latter hypothesis using a dataset of 1,030 matches over eight seasons, 2012/2013 to 2019/2020, of the Pro14, one of the three major European rugby union leagues. Our results initially display strong evidence of home advantage. However, once we control for team quality, home advantage is...Read more

  • Dennis Coates and Meredith Webber

    The purpose of this research is two-fold; first, to assess whether men and women football players “perform the same work,” as required for wage discrimination, and second, to compare pay and performance for men and women players in the top professional soccer leagues in the US. We utilize data from Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League over the period 2016 through 2019 to compare how performance translates into team success in the two leagues and to forecast the salaries of women players for comparison with the men. Our results show that the determinants of win...Read more