Competitive balance versus competitive intensity before a match: is one of these two concepts more relevant in explaining attendance? The case of the French football Ligue One over the period 2008-2011

Andreff, Wladimir, Bonnal, Liliane, Durand, Christophe, Goyeau, Daniel and Scelles, Nicolas (2013) Competitive balance versus competitive intensity before a match: is one of these two concepts more relevant in explaining attendance? The case of the French football Ligue One over the period 2008-2011. Applied Economics, vol. 45 (n° 29). pp. 4184-4192.

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to investigate the determinants of attendance at French football Ligue 1 matches over the period 2008–2011 with an emphasis on examining the effects of both competitive balance and intensity before a match. Competitive balance is measured by the point difference between the two teams concerned by a match in the championship. Competitive intensity is measured by the point difference for the home team in relation to ranks with sporting stakes. Results show that competitive balance has an insignificant impact whereas competitive intensity has a significantly positive impact. Implications are drawn.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2013
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: competitive balance, competitive intensity, uncertainty of outcome, sporting stakes, attendance, French football Ligue 1
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:34
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 09:05
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:27124
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15588

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