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Copyright © 1995 by the University of Pennsylvania Press All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Shropshire, Kenneth L. The sports franchise game: cities in pursuit of sports franchises, events, stadiums, and arenas / Kenneth L. Shropshire ; with a foreword by Sharon Pratt Kelly. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8122-3121-X 1. Sports franchises-United States. 2. Sports franchises-Economic aspects-United States. 3. Sports franchises-Social aspects-United States. 4. Cities and townsUnited States-Social conditions. I. Title. GV581.S57 1995 338.4'3796-dc20 94-46405 CIP In memory of my father, CLA U 0 IUS N. SH R0 PSH IRE, JR. Now you will not swell the route Of lads that wore their honors out, Runners whom renown outran And the name died before the man. -A. E. Housman, IIA Shropshire Lad" This page intentionally left blank ...