Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Mary F. Hemmelgarn
Over sixty franchise relocations have occurred across the four major professional sports leagues in the United States, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League. By taking a look at the changes in four factors that occurred from the pre-move to post-move site of each franchise and move date, years in pre-move location and winning percentage of each franchise pre-move, this paper is able to determine general trends in determining why franchises move from and to particular locations. The six factors that are looked at in this study are standard metropolitan area size, moved date, years in pre-move location, racial demographics, per capita income and unemployment rate.
Hemmelgarn, Mary F., "Franchise Relocation in the Four Major Professional Sports Leagues: An Analysis of General Trends" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 584.
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