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Author Trumpbour, Robert C.

Title The new cathedrals : politics and media in the history of stadium construction / Robert C. Trumpbour
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007


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Description xi, 373 pages ; 24 cm
Series Sports and entertainment
Sports and entertainment.
Contents Introduction -- Stadium history: religious roots and the transition to secularism -- Stadium economics: separating myth from reality -- The media and stadium construction -- Cincinnati: let's build two -- Pittsburgh: power politics and steely persistence -- Boston: history, mystery, and political football -- New york, part one: stadium origins to the modern era -- New york, part two: the olympics, the jets, and Manhattan -- The new cathedrals as a reflection of our broader culture
Summary "Drawing on thorough and wide-ranging research, Robert C. Trumpbour examines the political institutions, commercial entities, civic leadership, and media organizations that influenced stadium construction. The author analyzes three significant recent historical periods: the Progressive Era, when modern fireproof stadiums were first built; the late 1960s and early 1970s, when multipurpose stadiums were built in downtown areas to promote urban redevelopment; and the late 1990s, when retro ballparks were designed to accommodate commercial and entertainment space. Charting this evolution, Trumpbour argues that there has been a dramatic shift in the role of the media, with media access emerging as a vital element in setting the ground rules for the debate on stadium construction."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Stadiums -- Design and construction.
LC no. 2006027531
ISBN 0815631324 cloth alkaline paper