Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/26031
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Does Distance Matter? Geographical Distance and Domestic Support for Mega Sports Events (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Weimar, Daniel
Rocha, Claudio M
Contact Email: claudio.rocha@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 14-Aug-2017
Citation: Weimar D & Rocha CM (2017) Does Distance Matter? Geographical Distance and Domestic Support for Mega Sports Events (Forthcoming/Available Online), Journal of Sports Economics.
Abstract: Residential support is one key factor that increases the probability of a positive outcome of mega events. Especially, pre-event support seems important, since hosting the event often requires public consensus. Within the discussion of determinants of pre-event support, the distance between a resident’s home (district) and the event area has been neglected so far. To explore the spatial nature of event support, representative survey data (n= 900) from the 2016 Olympic Games is analyzed using ordered probit and spatial regression models. Estimates reveal a lower probability of high support for residents living close to the main event area. Moreover, the rate of marginal changes in the probability of support decreases with decreasing distance to other areas.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1527002517724505
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Sports Economics by SAGE. The original publication is available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/1527002517724505

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
manuscript_riosupport_revised_03_march_2017_final_noHL.pdf779.29 kBAdobe PDFView/Open



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.