Stadium Analysis

League Regulations and Stadium Subsidies in American Professional Sports (Excerpt)

The following article was written by Evan Zepfel. The recent wave of stadium construction has sparked debate regarding the appropriateness of providing public funding to build these cathedrals to sports.  Beginning with Judith Long’s 2001 Ph.D. Dissertation, “Full Count,”[1] a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal in 2011 and books like Field of Schemes[2] […]


MLB Commissioner Legal Advantages

The following article was written by Evan Zepfel. The Major League Baseball Commissioner’s power stems from Article I of the MLB Constitution, which grants the commissioner the broad power to act ‘in the best interests of the game’ (§2).  The commissioner of baseball enjoys two significant legal advantages over the commissioners of the NFL and […]