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Aspen Institute-Project Play

Sport Participation Rates Among Underserved American Youth

Now more than ever, it takes significant resources such as time, access and money to develop as an athlete and be fully engaged in organized sport activities. This reality eliminates or limits access...

SUNY (State University of New York)

The Economic Impact of Professional Sports in the United States

The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the economic impact of American professional sports franchises, exclusive of promises made by or to local officials.

Esports games

Research: The Most Popular Esports

Tournament organizers should know the most popular esports games worldwide. This study examines them and provides information.

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Poll: Gen Z Watching Less Live Sports

For this demographic, sitting down to watch a full game live could become a rare occurrence. A poll of 600 sports fans found 80% of those aged 18-26 will typically watch sport from their mobile phone...

Library of Congress

Research on the Economics of Soccer

The Library of Congress has extensive resources on the economics of soccer at all levels of play.


An Economic Slam Dunk or March Madness? Assessing the Economic Impact of the NCAA Basketball Tournament

The promise of substantial economic impact has convinced cities to “invest” substantial sums of money to meet the demands of the NCAA. Boosters claim that the Final Four typically induces an...

Plos One

Socioeconomic Status and Parent Perceptions About the Costs and Benefits of Youth Sport

Parents prioritize fun and fitness in sport, and were concerned about injury and the impact of sport on academics. Lower income parents are the most likely to view keeping their child out of trouble,...

Ski Idaho

Ski Idaho Economic Impact Report: 2020-2021

Skiers and snowboarders spent a total of $309 million in Idaho during the winter of 2020-21 - $151 million, (49 percent) at Idaho ski areas and $159 million (51 percent) at other businesses. The...

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Sports Tourism Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Sports Type

The global sports tourism market was valued at USD 587.87 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.5% from 2023 to 2030. The significant growth in the...

Hotel & Leisure Advisors

Waterparks: Riding a Recovery Wave

This research, originally published in World Waterpark Magazine, provides information on trends in the waterpark industry. Several large-scale projects will alter the waterpark landscape at both...