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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...

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

The National Youth Sports Strategy

The National Youth Sports Strategy provides policymakers and key decision makers in youth sports programming with actionable strategies to increase awareness of the benefits of participation in...

Coastal Business Journal

From Strategic Goal to Reality: The Development of the Myrtle Beach Invitational Basketball Tournament

This manuscript examines the development process of this tournament and illustrates how tournament organizers addressed the most common elements found in such events.


The Economic Impact of Nevada Golf

The Nevada Golf Alliance commissioned a study to understand the economic impact generated and jobs created supported by the sport in the state.


A Qualitative Study of Social Media and Electronic Communication among Canadian Adolescent Female Soccer Players

Social media and electronic communication permeate adolescents’ lives and have the potential to shape the nature of adolescent athletes’ experiences and interactions with members of their sports...