Analysing Match Attendance in the European Rugby Cup

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Title: Analysing Match Attendance in the European Rugby Cup
Authors: Hogan, Vincent (Vincent Peter)
Massey, Patrick
Massey, Shane
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5990
Date: Sep-2014
Abstract: Using data from 1,226 matches played over 18 seasons, we analyse match attendances in the group stages of the European Rugby Cup (ERC). We find that short-run (match) uncertainty had little effect on attendances. This finding is significant as the ERC has been replaced by a new competition which may be more unbalanced due to differences in the distribution of revenue between the participating teams. Medium-term uncertainty, i.e. the possibility of the home team reaching the knock-out stages, had a significant impact on attendances. Measures designed to make matches more attractive, e.g. bonus points for high scoring, had little effect.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): 2014 the authors
Keywords: Professional team sportsCompetitive balanceConsumer demand
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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