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Education, health care, and other segments of society may be starving, says Trumpbour (communications, Pennsylvania State U.-Altoona College), but those sports stadiums keep getting built at scales from the professional through college and high-school to Little League. He presents a longitudinal overview of the issue in order to understand why sports stadiums are a priority for communities throughout the US. Among the forces he finds operating are economic imperatives, desire for media attention, and perceived community status.
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Education, health care, and other segments of society may be starving, says Trumpbour (communications, Pennsylvania State U.-Altoona College), but those sports stadiums keep getting built at scales from the professional through college and high-school to Little League. He presents a longitudinal overview of the issue in order to understand why sports stadiums are a priority for communities throughout the US. Among the forces he finds operating are economic imperatives, desire for media attention, and perceived community status. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815631323
Author:
Trumpbour, Robert C.
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Stadiums
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Stadiums -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Sports and Entertainment
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
373
Dimensions:
9.20x6.36x1.18 in. 1.49 lbs.

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