Princeton's Michael N. Danielson studies the connections between professional team sports in North America and the places where teams play. Danielson is particularly interested in the political aspects between professional sports teams and city governments. Anyone who is interested in the present condition and future prospects of professional sports will be captivated by this informative and provocative book.Multi- use stadiums large enough for football were too big for baseball, resulting in much less intimate settings than the old ballparks. ... Artificial turf has strong appeal for operators of multipurpose facilities, increasing utilization and reducing maintenance costs. ... By the 1990s, baseball was expressing a strong preference for grass fields, and governments responded by building new ballparks withanbsp;...
|Author||:||Michael N. Danielson|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2001-01-01|