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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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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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FIFA’s current crisis is a ‘shitstorm’ for corporate sponsors

The international football association FIFA is amidst another huge media crisis after Swiss police arrested some of FIFA’s top executives on Wednesday and charging them with money-laundering and other criminal acts linked to this ongoing corruption investigation. There is no doubt that this has smeared FIFA’s overall corporate brand and its acclaimed World Cup brand […]

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