Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=884107
 
 

References (32)



 


 



A Model to Explain Support in Spanish Football


Ángel Barajas


University of Vigo - Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism; National Research University Higher School of Economics - International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy

Liz Crolley


University of Liverpool - Management School

September 2005


Abstract:     
This paper analyses the factors which affect support and influence revenues in Spanish professional football clubs. It focuses on the relationships between attendance and different sets of variables: those that relate to the socio-economic environment, the quality of product (results) and the quality of means of production (team squad). The main conclusions are, firstly, that the quality of the squad influences attendance through its performance on the pitch, secondly, that the level of attendance is explained by the population of the province in which the club is based, and by both the current and historical performances of the team, and thirdly, that the club's sporting revenues can be explained by their attendances. Given the importance of support, and in particular attendance, to the revenues of football clubs, the conceptual model developed in this article might contribute significantly to the estimation of cash-flows in football clubs.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: football (soccer) economics, attendance, sport performance, revenues.

JEL Classification: L83, L21, M20

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: February 21, 2006 ; Last revised: March 2, 2009

Suggested Citation

Barajas, Ángel and Crolley, Liz, A Model to Explain Support in Spanish Football (September 2005). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=884107 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.884107

Contact Information

Ángel Barajas Alonso (Contact Author)
University of Vigo - Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism ( email )
Campus as Lagoas
Ourense, Ourense 32004
Spain
0034 988368713 (Phone)
0034 988368923 (Fax)
National Research University Higher School of Economics - International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy ( email )
Lebedeva,27
Perm, Perm 614070
Russia
Liz Crolley
University of Liverpool - Management School ( email )
Eleanor Rathbone Building
Bedford Street North
Liverpool L69 7ZA
United Kingdom
0044 151 795 3809 (Phone)
0044 151 795 3007 (Fax)
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 1,777
Downloads: 320
Download Rank: 52,204
References:  32

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo3 in 0.454 seconds