Socio-economic factors that affect the demand for tickets in all Brazilian League tiers
The influence of socio-economic factors on the demand for football is under-investigated. This paper aims to offer evidence about the effects of socio-economic factors and historical success of clubs in the demand for tickets in all Brazilian League tiers. All football clubs that have participated at least once in one of the four Brazilian League Divisions from seasons 2013 to 2015 have been analyzed. The econometric approach consists of panel data ordinary least squares (OLS) regressions. Interaction terms are included to see the effect of historical success and socio-economic factors in different divisions. As a methodological contribution, an index to measure the historical success of clubs has been developed. This indicator evidences that successful clubs in the past are still driving fans attention together with current performance, increasing then seasonal attendance rates. Finally, this paper offers evidence that higher socio-economic indicators play an important role in attracting fans at lower levels as well.
Recent developments in international football governance seem to be progressively leading toward an increasing use of technological devices for refereeing purposes. Opponents to change are often portrayed as old-fashioned or conservative. Philosophy might be of some help to overcome the dispute. In this paper, we first explore several concepts that are central to the current debate on football refereeing. Then, we determine the business of referees in relation to rules. We assess different arguments displayed regarding the role of chance and skills in competitions. Finally, we argue for the idea of referees as full players in football games.
This is the first fundamental textbook on the problems of regulation football. It introduced the concept of football law as the latest substructure of sports law and part of the legal system. The author generalized, systematized and commented the existing legal base in the field of football. The practice of application of regulations is analyzed, areas of improvement is identified. The experience of football relations regulation in foreign countries is analyzed. For students, graduate students and teachers of economics, jurisprydence and physical cultura schools and faculties, researchers, sports managers and sports agents, legal specialists, employees of sports organizations and the relevant governing bodies, athletes, coaches, referees and sports doctors, to all citizens engaged in physical culture and sports.
The paper summarizes the results of a study of regional macroeconomic factors that determine the level of economic activity of the Russian population aged 50-59 and 60-72. Data of the Federal State Statistics Service for the period from 2009 to 2011 was examined. There were significant factors (such as welfare, employment, urbanization, health and environment and the degree of comfort of living in the region), influencing the level of economic activity of older people.
The new concept of football law as a modern substructure of sports law and legal system element is introduced. The existing legal base in the field of football is summarized, organized and analyzed. It is substantiated football law as the latest sphere of scientific jurisprudence and academic discipline, their content and structure are defined. Much attention is paid to the regulation of administrative relations in football.
In this paper we deal with mathematical modeling of team sport games based on cellular automata (CA). We describe some developments of CA models of football. Presumable learning and optimization problems in team modeling based on CA are discussed. Some general problems are discussed which are related to the accounting of mentality of game participants.
Research question: This paper investigates how football sponsorship influences the financial performance of sponsors. We suggest a new instrumental variable to avoid endogeneity.
Research methods: We use an instrumental variable regression framework combined with a fixed effects model. The number of tweets containing both team and sponsor names are collected to use as the instrumental variable.
Results and findings: We analyze top European leagues. Our results show that football sponsorship is more charity than commercial investment. The analysis of determinants of becoming a sponsor and sponsorship amount shows that companies owned by individuals are more likely to become a sponsor.
Implications: Shareholders should be aware of sponsorship deals, and senior management should analyze the financial assumptions of such projects carefully.