Distance matters in away games: Evidence from the German football league
- Publisher: Salzburg: University of Salzburg, Department of Social Sciences and Economics
event count data | distance | L83 | C29 | L25 | Professional team performance | poisson regression model | Professional team performance; distance; event count data; poisson regression model
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This paper assesses the role of distance in professional team sports, taking the example of football (soccer). We argue that a team’s performance in terms of scored and conceded goals decreases with the distance to the foreign playing venue. To test this hypothesis empi...