Sport and Economic Regeneration in Cities

  title={Sport and Economic Regeneration in Cities},
  author={C. Gratton and S. Shibli and Richard Coleman},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={985 - 999}
Investment in sporting infrastructure in cities over the past 20 years was not primarily aimed at getting the local community involved in sport, but was instead aimed at attracting tourists, encouraging inward investment and changing the image of the city. The first example of this new strategy was seen in Sheffield with the investment of £147 million in sporting facilities to host the World Student Games of 1991. More recently, Manchester spent over £200 million on sporting venues in order to… Expand

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