Sports hold such a dominant role in our society. They provide entertainment for individuals, job opportunities, and have a great impact on any given communities’ economy. However, we as the consumers and fans of the industry, tend to lack further examinations on the dynamics of the economic roles within sports. We sometimes become caught up in the glory of sports and never truly take the time to examine all of the money that goes into the industry. This paper will illustrate the ways in which the sports industry disburses their funds. From the cost of being a fan, to the payments of athletes, and the roles that sports economics play in a professional sports team’s community as a whole. It will then further question whether or not sports are too costly for our own pure enjoyment/entertainment.


Fall 2020

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