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This paper examines issues related to the economic impact of sports championships on the local economy of host cities. While boosters frequently claim a large positive effect of such championships, a closer examination leads to the conclusion that the impact is likely much smaller than touted and may even be negative.
Working Paper Number
Matheson, Victor and Baade, Robert, "The Paradox of Championships: Be Careful What You Wish For, Sports Fans" (2005). Economics Department Working Papers. Paper 89.