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The Stadium and the City

This well-illustrated book is the first to explore the stadium as the principal container of the modern urban crowd and a place where thousands of people gather to take part in what often appears to be modern 'religious' rituals. Is the stadium a prison, a garden or a theatre? Do new stadiums contribute economically to the places in which they are built? Drawing on examples from Europe, North America and China, this book ranges from historical studies of stadium growth to current reviews of stadium development, exposing the stadium as a major element of the modern urban scene.
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The stadium in the city - a modern story, by Niels Kayser Nielsen, Odense University, Denmark; sport, the stadium and metropolitan life, by Joseph Maguire, Loughborough University; the Cophagen Idraetsparken - from democratic institution to private enterprise, by Jim Toft, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; moving to suburbia - stadium relocation and modernization in Vienna, by Roman Horak, Institute for Cultural Studies, Vienna, Austria; the stadium, the city and the state - Beijing, by Susan Brownell, University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA; growth politics, urban development and sports stadium construction in the United States - a case study, by Kimberley S. Schimmel, Miami University, Ohio, USA; Copenhagen's Parken - a sacred place?, by Per Jorgensen, Danish Institute for Sport and Physical Education, Copenhagen, Denmark; Toronto's SkyDome - the world's greatest entertainment centre, by Bruce Kidd, University of Toronto, Canada; scales and values in stadium development - a tale of two Ullevis, by Olof Moen; English football stadiums after Hillsborough, by John Williams, Leicester University; where sports and money meet - the economic geography of an ice hockey stadium, by Hans Aldskogius, Uppsala University, Sweden; stadiums, professional sports, and city economies - an analysis of the United States experience, by Robert A. Baade, Lake Forest College, Illinois, USA; the economic impact of stadium events - taking the spectator's point of view, by Tommy D. Andersson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; the stadium as a theatre - a metaphor for our times, by John Bale; stadium, pyramid, labyrinth - eye and body on the move, by Henning Eichbert, Institute for Research on Sport, Body and Culture, Slagelse, Denmark.

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