Distance matters in away games: Evidence from the German Football League

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Oberhofer, Harald; Philippovich, Tassilo; Winner, Hannes;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Salzburg: University of Salzburg, Department of Social Sciences and Economics
  • Subject: event count data | distance | L83 | C29 | L25 | Professional team performance | poisson regression model | Professional team performance; distance; event count data; poisson regression model
    • jel: jel:L83 | jel:C29 | jel:L25
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: human activities

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... View more
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