Analysing Match Attendance in the European Rugby Cup
|Title:||Analysing Match Attendance in the European Rugby Cup||Authors:||Hogan, Vincent (Vincent Peter)
|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 This finding is significant as the ERC has been replaced by a new competition which may be more unbalanced due to differences in the distribution of revenue between the participating teams.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the authors||Keywords:||Professional team sports; Competitive balance; Consumer demand||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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