Sporting a new role: stadia and the real estate market

DAVIES, L. E. (2006). Sporting a new role: stadia and the real estate market. Managing leisure: an international journal, 11 (4), 231-244.


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There has been a favourable shift in UK urban policy towards the use of sporting infrastructure as a catalyst for rejuvenating declining areas. Despite this recent trend, evidence to support the notion that stadia can underpin regeneration goals is highly variable. This paper uses a case study of the City of Manchester Stadium and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to examine the impact of stadia construction on the real estate market, an area of economic development that has been significantly under-researched, yet which forms an integral part of the regeneration process. It concludes by arguing that a more comprehensive understanding of the role of stadia in the regeneration process is required if policy makers are to justify future and sustained public investment in sportrelated infrastructure, especially given the significant investment that is planned for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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Additional Information: The final version of this paper has been published in Managing leisure: an international journal, 11(4) © 2006 Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sport Industry Research Centre
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Page Range: 231-244
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 14:17

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