Sport in the City

Sport in the City

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Sport is seen as an increasingly important aspect of urban and regional planning. Related programmes have moved to the forefront of agendas for cities of the present and future. This has occurred as the barriers between so-called a€˜higha€™ and a€˜populara€™ culture continue to disintegrate. Sport is now a key component within strategies for the cultural regeneration of cities and regions, a tendency with mixed outcomes - at times fostering genuinely democratic arrangements, at others pseudo-democratic arrangements, whereby political, business and cultural elites manipulate a sense of sameness and unity among their fellow citizens to smooth the path for the pursuit of what are actually vested interests. Almost any active enactment of a a€˜sports city of culturea€™ risks divisiveness. Recognizing controversies, with both potentially positive and negative outcomes, this book examines sport within contexts of urban and regional regeneration, via a number of rather different case studies. Within these studies, the role of sport stadium development, franchise expansion and sports-fan (and anti-sport) activism is addressed and articulated with issues concerning, inter alia, public funding, environmental impact, urban infrastructure and citizen identity. The a€˜sport in the citya€™ project commenced as a research symposium held at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and number of the essays originate from this occasion. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.Take home the great beera#39;.26 A letter of complaint was published in The Southland Times and appealed for a re-evaluation of alcohol-sponsored advertising. ... ..Loyalty to the [Otago] team among fans was easily transferred into loyalty to [Speighta#39;s] beera#39;.27 Indeed, sports ... Stadium after they donated $250, 000 towards the redevelopment of the stadium.30 This donation presented Speighta#39;s with ananbsp;...

Title:Sport in the City
Author:Michael P. Sam, John Hughson
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13


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