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Sph-M 333 - Sport in America: Hist Perspectv
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Chapter 12 Play for Pay 12 03 2014 A tale of two cities Cleveland browns moved to Baltimore in 1995 o A new baseball park had been built for the Indians o A new arena for the basketball cavaliers o However ignored for the brown Baltimore colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984 From 1984 to 1995 Baltimore was not the host city of an NFL team A new expansion team in Cleveland by 1999 Art Modell permitted the expansion franchise to retain team colors name and 50 years of records Urban relocation redevelopment and promotion Fail to replace the 30 year old astrodome in 1997 o Houston Oilers moved to Nashville o Renamed titans in 1999 St Louis o Lost its football cardinals to phoenix in 1988 Arizona cardinals Los Angeles raiders o Oakland raiders moved to la in 1962 o Back to Oakland in 1995 Between 1953 and 1998 12 new franchises were created and nine The growth in the number of major league professional franchises in the past 60 years has reflected the doubling of the American population from 150 million to 308 million in 2010 In 1950 all major league franchises were located east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mason Dixon Line A half century later teams were spread across the continent In 1950 there were 44 major league football baseball basketball and hockey franchises in the US along with two Canadian hockey teams By 2010 that number had increased to 113 American and 8 Canadian franchises Construction of modern day sports facilities was often tied to efforts to revitalize declining central cities o Cincinatti Built separate stadiums for the football and baseball o New Orleans Super dome boom in hotel construction o Atlanta New ballpark indoor football stadium arena for hockey and basketball o Denver Coors Field upscale business and residential development Baltimore o Oriole Park at Camden Yards Inner harbor redevelopment project 70 000 seat stadium and sharing parking facilities The Economics of Organized Baseball In 1999 the New York Yankees were able to spend



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