Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Sierra, William & Verrill, Diane
Description: This poster discusses research that pertains to fan attendance in sporting events. Its goal is to answer the question "what factors affect fan attendance?" In Michael A. Levin's research, he concluded that fans were more likely to spend their money on tickets to watch a game in which the opposing team was able to keep the game close and suspenseful consistently, rather than watch a blowout. The research of Michael Bar-Eli examines the high performance exhibited by modern day athletes and suggests that teams and athletes are too good to be uncompetitive on a regular basis. This research seeks to find the balance in winning and suspense along with other variables that may affect attendance. The method used to acquire the information will be a survey. The survey will be given to sports fan, but will not be gender biased. The questions will focus on the games attended, favorite players, and other non-polarized questions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College