Peanuts and Crackerjacks: The Economics of Pro Team Sports

This site is a great introduction to the economics involved in professional sports. The baseball season is winding down and football season is getting started, so it will be of great interest to examine not just the “sport” behind the sport, but the reasons why understanding the economics of sport is so important. There is the content page which will explain everything from the pro sports labor market to what affects the cost of a ticket. After you have read the content, play a baseball game where each pitch gives you a multiple choice question to answer.See if you can run up the score. For teachers there is a guide that includes activities that go along with each theme that is presented.

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