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Skærmbillede 2016-02-19 kl. 10.53.26

Ticket price disputes in sports – discussing cases of dynamic pricing and fixed ticket price increases while searching for a sustainable fan base

In a theoretical framework, the understanding of dynamic pricing can be illustrated as: Price = Transaction Cost + Variable Cost + Markup (Drea & Nahlik, 2015, p. 1) This equation focuses on profit maximization and the Markup represents what the market (e.g. fans) will tolerate while the lowest acceptable price for the club accounts for […]

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Going beyond traditional product offerings to win the hearts of fans in the football economy – case focus on fan relationship management

As part of the professionalization process of the football economy over the past decades, clubs have enhanced their focus on nursing fan relations. Fulltime fan coordinators have been a natural step in this development. This is a way to build a bridge towards meeting the recognition that competition in the football economy is about managing […]

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Paddy Power – the power of the mix between sports betting and attention economy

Picture: Liverpool fans had the opportunity to swap their Balotelli shirts outside Anfield (source: Paddy Power). Betting company Paddy Power notoriously split people’s opinions about ‘business practices’ for what reason the brand is attached with a love-hate-relationship. The competition in the betting industry is harsh but Paddy Power has found a proficient path to shape […]

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UEFA Champions League reflecting the appealing spectacle of professional football

Different scholars have brought much in-depth knowledge about why sports fans engage with professional sports properties (Funk & James, 2001; Funk, 2001; Kahle & Close). The UEFA Champions League tournament and this year’s quarter finals exemplify some of these patterns. The general motivational factors tied to sports event participation and/or viewership, i.e. socialization, performance, excitement, […]

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