Holy Cross Sports Economists Available to Comment on Economic Impact of the Super Bowl

January 7th, 2010 by 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Miami is not likely to profit from hosting Super Bowl XLIV, despite the large crowds expected to descend upon its hotels, restaurants and shops, according to sports economists Robert Baumann and Victor Matheson.  The NFL’s claim of an economic windfall between $300 – $400 million for the Super Bowl’s host city is largely inflated, they say.

Their research, which examined the Super Bowl’s economic impact from 1970 – 2001, shows that the event fails to generate significant profits and could even end up costing the city.

Baumann and Matheson, both associate professors of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, have expertise in sports economics and the impact of mega-sporting events on host cities.

For additional information, see their papers:

* “Selling the Big Game: Estimating the Economic Impact of Mega-Events through Taxable Sales” http://ideas.repec.org/p/hcx/wpaper/0510.html
* “Padding Required: Assessing the Economic Impact of the Super Bowl” http://ideas.repec.org/p/hcx/wpaper/0403.html

Members of the media seeking additional information or assistance scheduling an interview should contact Kristine Maloney (associate director of national communications and media relations) or Cristal Steuer (manager of communications and media relations) at 508-793-2419.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 508-793-2419.

| More
Tags
Categories
News, Press Release

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
06/25/15 ‘Meet the Most Powerful Doctor in America’
06/25/15 Blog: Keane ’17 to Get Crash Course in Magazine Publishing at Town&Country
06/24/15 USA Today Ranks Holy Cross No. 4 Among the 10 Best Colleges in Massachusetts
06/23/15 Video: How Spring Arrives at Holy Cross
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video: How Spring Arrives at Holy Cross

Watch Video >
See video
Reunion 2015: A Time to Reconnect, Reminisce and Remember

Watch Video >
See video
Holy Cross Awards 724 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

07/06/2015

12:05 Eucharist

See More >
07/07/2015

12:05 Eucharist

See More >
07/08/2015

12:05 Eucharist

See More >
07/09/2015

12:05 Eucharist

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

06/24/15

USA Today Ranks Holy Cross No. 4 Among the 10 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

USA Today College

According to USA Today College, the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 4 on “The 10 best colleges in Massachusetts” list, released today.  The national news outlet...

06/17/15

Holy Cross Ranks No. 8 in the Country for ‘Most Beautiful Urban College Campus’

Best Choice Schools

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 8 in the country on Best Choice Schools’ list of “The 50 Most Beautiful Urban College Campuses.” According to Best Choice...

06/16/15

‘Holy Cross Partners with Global Career Accelerator Program Fullbridge to Prepare Students for Future Careers’

Bloomberg News| Yahoo! Finance

The College of the Holy Cross and Fullbridge, an education company that teaches undergraduate students how to navigate the business world, recently announced a new...