Does Lack of Parity Hurt Attendance?

red-sox-patriots-trophiesHave you ever wondered if the lack of parity in today’s major sports leagues is hurting attendance numbers? Well, the opposite appears to be true according Kurt Badenhausen from Forbes. He posits, with a slew of academic research papers to corroborate his claim,that the total dominance we have seen in sports in recent years by such teams as Bayern Munich, the New England Patriots, and the San Francisco Giants has actually spurred growth as opposed to hindering it. Furthermore, a recent study from Baylor University revealed that uncertainty in the outcome of a game tends, on average, to decrease attendance numbers.


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