It s Hardly Sportin

Document the controversies that accompanied the redevelopment of several sports stadiums in Chicago, describing the concerns and frustrations of both the residents and sports enthusiasts, as well as the positions held by the sport ...

Author: Costas Spirou

Publisher:

ISBN: 0875803059

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

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Document the controversies that accompanied the redevelopment of several sports stadiums in Chicago, describing the concerns and frustrations of both the residents and sports enthusiasts, as well as the positions held by the sport franchises who desired the redevelopment.

Bulls Markets

Spirou and Bennett, It's Hardly Sportin ... The fact that during the final months of 1988 city officials devoted most of their energy to mediating the conflict between the Bears and Wirtz, rather than the conflict between the Bears and ...

Author: Sean Dinces

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226821023

Category: History

Page: 336

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An unvarnished look at the economic and political choices that reshaped contemporary Chicago—arguably for the worse. ​ The 1990s were a glorious time for the Chicago Bulls, an age of historic championships and all-time basketball greats like Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. It seemed only fitting that city, county, and state officials would assist the team owners in constructing a sparkling new venue to house this incredible team that was identified worldwide with Chicago. That arena, the United Center, is the focus of Bulls Markets, an unvarnished look at the economic and political choices that forever reshaped one of America’s largest cities—arguably for the worse. Sean Dinces shows how the construction of the United Center reveals the fundamental problems with neoliberal urban development. The pitch for building the arena was fueled by promises of private funding and equitable revitalization in a long-blighted neighborhood. However, the effort was funded in large part by municipal tax breaks that few ordinary Chicagoans knew about, and that wound up exacerbating the rising problems of gentrification and wealth stratification. In this portrait of the construction of the United Center and the urban life that developed around it, Dinces starkly depicts a pattern of inequity that has become emblematic of contemporary American cities: governments and sports franchises collude to provide amenities for the wealthy at the expense of poorer citizens, diminishing their experiences as fans and—far worse—creating an urban environment that is regulated and surveilled for the comfort and protection of that same moneyed elite.

Sport in the City

Spirou and Bennett, It's Hardly Sportin', 37–58. Quirk and Fort, Pay Dirt. 10 Wayne, 'Picking Up the Tab', and Solomon, 'Public Wises Up'. 11 For the most comprehensive analysis of stadium development in smaller US cities see Johnson, ...

Author: Michael P. Sam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317990789

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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Sport is seen as an increasingly important aspect of urban and regional planning. Related programmes have moved to the forefront of agendas for cities of the present and future. This has occurred as the barriers between so-called ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture continue to disintegrate. Sport is now a key component within strategies for the cultural regeneration of cities and regions, a tendency with mixed outcomes - at times fostering genuinely democratic arrangements, at others pseudo-democratic arrangements, whereby political, business and cultural elites manipulate a sense of sameness and unity among their fellow citizens to smooth the path for the pursuit of what are actually vested interests. Almost any active enactment of a ‘sports city of culture’ risks divisiveness. Recognizing controversies, with both potentially positive and negative outcomes, this book examines sport within contexts of urban and regional regeneration, via a number of rather different case studies. Within these studies, the role of sport stadium development, franchise expansion and sports-fan (and anti-sport) activism is addressed and articulated with issues concerning, inter alia, public funding, environmental impact, urban infrastructure and citizen identity. The ‘sport in the city’ project commenced as a research symposium held at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and number of the essays originate from this occasion. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Private History in Public

See It's Hardly Sportin ' : Stadiums , Neighborhoods and the New Chicago ( DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press , 2003 ) , 138-139 . 40. Lawrence A. Wenner , “ In Search of the Sports Bar : Masculinity , Alcohol , Sports , and ...

Author: Tammy S. Gordon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 075911935X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

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Private History in Public examines history exhibits in small community museums and non-museum settings like bars, churches, and barbershops and argues that these exhibits promote dialogue on historical topics by engaging visitors with individualized perspectives.

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

Costas and Bennett, It's Hardly Sportin'. Ibid. Juffer, 'Why We Like to Lose: ... 'After seeing another Cubs-Brewers game in Milwaukee, I couldn't help but compare their Miller Park with our Wrigley Field. Dazzling Miller Park has very ...

Author: Mark Dyreson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317989288

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

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Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation’s geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced ‘sportscapes’—landscapes literally shaped by their devotion to athletic competition. Curiously, given the importance of the secular cathedrals in American culture, historians have paid little attention to these edifices. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport seeks to remedy that oversight. This book will analyze stadiums from a variety of perspectives, paying special attention to the links between the ‘built environment’ in which Americans watch and play games and the larger social environments that the nation’s sporting practices inhabit. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport explores the role of stadiums in shaping urban identities, determining the economics of intercollegiate athletics, influencing local and national politics. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Sports in American History 2E

It's Hardly Sportin': Stadiums, Neighborhoods, and the New Chicago. ... Letter to his sister Pauline Stagg, March 10, 1892. ... Steckbeck, John S. Fabulous Redmen: The Carlisle Indians and Their Famous Football Teams.

Author: Gems, Gerald

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492526520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Second Edition, journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the evolution of American sporting practices.

Sports in American History

It's Hardly Sportin': Stadiums, Neighborhoods, and the New Chicago. ... Letter to his sister Pauline Stagg, March 10, 1892. ... Steckbeck, John S. Fabulous Redmen: The Carlisle Indians and Their Famous Football Teams.

Author: Gerald R. Gems

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781718203037

Category: HISTORY

Page: 416

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Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Third Edition, journeys from the early American past to the present to help students grasp the compelling evolution of American sporting practices

Australian Sport

9 Horak, aMoving to Suburbia«; Spirou and Bennett, It's Hardly Sportin', 59¥82. 10 Berry, Carson andSmyth, A Multi-purpose SportsStadium. 11 Bale, aIn the Shadowofthe Stadium«;Humphreys, Masonand Pinch, aThe Externality Fieldsof ...

Author: Kristine Toohey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317969136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Australia is only a small player in the world’s political and economic landscapes, yet, for many decades, it has been considered to be a global powerhouse in terms of its sporting successes. In conjunction with this notion, the nation has long been portrayed as having a preoccupation with sport. This labelling has been seen as both a blessing and a curse. Those who value a Bourdieuian view of culture bemoan sport’s centrality to the national imagination and the consequent lack of media coverage, funding and prestige accorded to the arts. Other scholars question whether the popular stereotype of the Australian sportsperson is, in fact, a myth and that instead Australians are predominantly passive sport consumers rather than active sport participants. Australian sport, through its successes on the field of play and in advancing sport coaching and management, has undergone a revolution, as both an enabler of global processes and as subject to its influences (economic, political, migratory etc.). This book will examine the shifting place of Australian sports in current global and local environs, from the perspective of spectators, players and administrators. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

American Icons

... Lance, 166 It's About the Money!, 367 ''It's All About the Benjamins,'' 210 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, 502 It's a Wonderful Life, 285, 347 It's Hardly Sportin': Stadiums, Neighborhoods, and the New Chicago, ...

Author: Dennis Hall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313027673

Category: Americana

Page: 937

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Faithful to Fenway

Urban Affairs Review (37:5, 2002): 675–702; Costas Spirou and Larry Bennett, It's Hardly Sportin': Stadiums, ... Sporting Dystopias: The Making and Meaning of Urban Sport Cultures (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003). 13.

Author: Michael Ian Borer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814799765

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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An illustrated sports history examines the mystique of Boston's Fenway Park and offers legendary stories, amusing anecdotes, and the shared triumph and tragedy of the Red Sox and their fans. Simultaneous.