Minor league metropolis: Urban redevelopment surrounding minor league baseball stadiums

dc.contributor.advisor Liu, Cathy Yang
dc.contributor.author Van Holm, Eric Joseph
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lecy, Jesse
dc.contributor.committeeMember Esnard, Ann-Margaret
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rogers, Juan
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hacker, Joseph
dc.contributor.department Public Policy
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-31T18:11:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-31T18:11:29Z
dc.date.created 2017-05
dc.date.issued 2017-04-10
dc.date.submitted May 2017
dc.date.updated 2018-05-31T18:11:29Z
dc.description.abstract Special Activity Generators have been a redevelopment tool utilized by governments in order to revitalize lethargic downtowns. For small and mid-sized cities, minor league baseball stadiums have become a popular anchor development as a type of Special Activity Generator; while sports facilities are well studied, minor league stadiums have not been the focus of significant research. My dissertation uses a sequential explanatory mixed methodology to answer whether minor league baseball stadiums are successful as Special Activity Generators. I first use a quantitative analysis of sixteen stadiums built around the year 2000 that shows a large effect for the areas around the stadium compared to the rest of the city. However, that growth is created by concentrating redevelopment, not creating new activity. Two case studies clarify that the stadiums were critical to the observed redevelopment efforts, but also highly the need for thorough planning and collocated amenities prior to construction in order to maximize the results from the public investment.
dc.description.degree Ph.D.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/59805
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology
dc.subject Sports stadiums
dc.subject Urban redevelopment
dc.subject Special activity generator
dc.title Minor league metropolis: Urban redevelopment surrounding minor league baseball stadiums
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
local.contributor.corporatename School of Public Policy
local.contributor.corporatename Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
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thesis.degree.level Doctoral
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