From Competitive Balance to Match Attractiveness in Rugby Union

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Johan Fourie; Krige Siebrits;
  • Subject: Economics of sport leagues, Rugby union, Competitive balance, Uncertainty of outcomes, Match attractiveness
    • jel: jel:L83

Professional sports leagues aim to provide attractive contests that maximise fan interest. Literature on the demand for professional sport suggests that fans derive utility from identifying with teams and from the quality of contests, which depends on uncertainty of out... View more
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