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Becoming a world-class city: hallmark events and sport franchises in the growth strategies of western Canadian cities

, : Becoming a world-class city: hallmark events and sport franchises in the growth strategies of western Canadian cities. Sociology of Sport Journal 10(3): 221-240

This paper examines the role that the pursuit of hallmark events and of major league sports franchises has played in the growth strategies of western Canadian cities. Literature on civic boosterism illustrates the vigorous competition that developed among regional elites to establish their own cities as perceived growth centres.

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Accession: 002308606

DOI: 10.1123/ssj.10.3.221

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