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Cultivating market places in the business of sports – part 2

To understand the premise of the interactive aspect of market places in the postmodern sports economy, the accumulated value from interactions with potential and current customers (e.g. fans and sponsors) is a good indicator. However, to influence a sports-related organization’s market behavior, it is essential to focus on what the sports-related organization measure and how […]

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Football Economy: The English Premier League broke the transfer spending record

The English Premier League broke with a summer transfer spending of £870 mio. the previous transfer window shopping record. This is an increase of approximately 4% from last year’s record of £835 mio. Another record was broken on the transfer market as the accumulative spending for the January and summer transfer windows surpassed the £1 […]

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Is football a ‘public service’ product – a discussion of the professionalization of the football economy?

Recently, Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke stated in the German newspaper Zeit that “Der Deutsche meint eben, dass der Staat neben der Renten- und Krankenversorgung am besten auch noch für die Fußballversorgung zuständig ist.” Of course, this is generalizing opinion that German fans think that the state must support its citizens in terms of retirement […]

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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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Football Economy: New Premier League TV deal reinforces the overall commercial power of English football

The English Premier League’s new TV rights 3-year deal from the 2016-2017 season shows a huge increase compared to BT and Sky’s current deal. The current deal has a value of approximately £3 billion while the new deal of approximately £5.1 billion symbolizes a 70 % increase. Thus, it will be interesting to see how […]

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