Keiser University Sport Management Professor Weighs in Regarding the Best US Sports Cities
Keiser University professor Michael DeLong recently shared insights relating to factors that support the best sports cities with WalletHub, a personal finance website.
DeLong pointed out that while a strong community fan base is important, collaboration from neighboring and local city leaders also plays a role in the success of a team, as it helps to promote the construction of new stadiums and arenas when necessary. Fan support is not only based on a team’s victories but the overall game day experience as fans root for either hometown teams or those who play in neighboring cities such as the Dallas Cowboys who play in Arlington or the San Francisco 49ers who play in Santa Clara.
Many teams seem to reflect the spirit of their home cities DeLong noted while pointing out the strong and robust image of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the ‘flashy’ persona of the Miami Dolphins. He also reminded readers that while the viability of a publicly funded stadium can depend on the city and team, such structures often pay for themselves long-term through revenue generation and the creation of jobs. As a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys and also a fantasy sports enthusiast, DeLong shared that he is pleased there is room for both forms of fandom.
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Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for a career in the sport industry. The sports industry is one of the largest segments of the economy, and opportunities for careers exist in international, professional, amateur, and collegiate sport, as well as in tourism, recreation, and private sport enterprise. The Keiser curriculum focuses on the business aspects of the sport industry, including marketing, management, law, sales, economics, and finance. The program is offered as a 120-credit program and a 60-credit degree completion program. Students enrolling in the degree completion program must have an approved Associate’s degree.
Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associate to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and was ranked No. 1 in the U.S.in providing Social Mobility by U.S News and World Report in 2023.
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