HK%20376.Chapter14 - CHAPTER 14 THE SETTING OF ORGANIZED...

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CHAPTER 14 THE SETTING OF ORGANIZED SPORTS SINCE 1950
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THE SPRAWLING METROPOLISES BY 1990S 3 OF 4 AMERICANS IN CITIES SUNBELT’S GROWTH STUNNING CAUSES FRANCHISE RELOCATION 1950 = 42 MAJOR LEAGUE FRANCHISES 1990 = 100 FRANCHISES FB IN WEST BY 1946, BASEBALL BY 1958 RELOCATIONS, THEN EXPANSIONS EARLY 1960S STADIUM COSTS = 300K 1965, HOUSTON’S = 450K 1975, LOUISIANA DOME = 300K ULTIMATUMS: EITHER BUILD IT OR EXIT
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INNER CITY AND THE SUBURBS AT FIRST, SPORTS WERE CLOSE TO CITIES CARS AND FREEWAYS PULLED THEM AWAY FROM CENTER AND TO SUBURBS EVEN RECREATION MOVED OUT DRIVE-IN EVERYTHING AND TV= 28-35 HOURS PER WEEK LESS CONVERSATION, BOOOKS, ART, MUSIC SO LEISURE FROM PUBLIC TO PRIVATE LEISURE DIVIDED BY RACE, INCOME, OR OCCUPATION AND THEN MORE GAMBLING WHICH BOOSTED INTEREST IN SPORT
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THE SELF AND FITNESS CULT CONSUMPTION AND WORK AS SOURCES OF PERSONAL MEANING WERE LIMITED SO, CONVERTS TO ALTERNATIVE INDIVIDUAL FULFILLMENT
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HK 376 taught by Professor Harper during the Fall '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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HK%20376.Chapter14 - CHAPTER 14 THE SETTING OF ORGANIZED...

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