Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

As Americas pastime, baseball has drawn hordes of fans for over one hundred years. There are numerous factors contributing to Major League Baseball attendance, notably baseball-related variables such as rivalries, All Star players, and franchise history. Weather, food prices, and other miscellaneous factors are also related to attendance. This paper examines the effects of local economic conditions on MLB attendance, while controlling for several of the baseball-related variables, for the period 2005-2013. Given various figures for local economic conditions, this paper seeks to determine whether economic factors are significant predictors of baseball attendance.

Faculty Sponsor

Dan LaFave

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Economics Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

599

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Local Economic Conditions and Major League Baseball Attendance

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

As Americas pastime, baseball has drawn hordes of fans for over one hundred years. There are numerous factors contributing to Major League Baseball attendance, notably baseball-related variables such as rivalries, All Star players, and franchise history. Weather, food prices, and other miscellaneous factors are also related to attendance. This paper examines the effects of local economic conditions on MLB attendance, while controlling for several of the baseball-related variables, for the period 2005-2013. Given various figures for local economic conditions, this paper seeks to determine whether economic factors are significant predictors of baseball attendance.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/213