The Impact of a Professional Sports Franchise on County Employment and Wages
International Journal of Sport Finance, 3(4), 210- 222, November 2008
Kurt W. Rotthoff, Ph.D.
Department of Economics and Legal Studies
This paper expands the current literature on the economic impact of professional sports franchises. Following Coates and Humphreys (2003) we look at employment and wages at the county level using detailed SIC and NAICS industry codes. We find mixed results on employment within a county, but find a negative effect on the payrolls within these industries.