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How to Curb Professional Sports' Bargaining Power vis-a-vis the American City

Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal

26 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2008  

Marc Edelman

City University of New York - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business; Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: Spring 2003

Abstract

This article argues that Congress needs to pass a bill that bans professional sports subsidies. Part I discusses the historical evolution of sports subsidies. Part II explains the inefficiencies in the legal and economic environment that have led cities to subsidize professional sports teams. Part III discusses four types of proposals intended to reduce subsidization, and Part IV concludes the best way to regulate professional sports is to pass a bill that outlaws sports subsidies altogether.

Keywords: sports, stadium, subsidies, antitrust, monopoly, prisoner's dilemma

Suggested Citation

Edelman, Marc, How to Curb Professional Sports' Bargaining Power vis-a-vis the American City (Spring 2003). Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1300710

Marc Edelman (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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