Increasing the benefits of stadiums for a municipality through sustainable development : a case study of Stadion Feijenoord

R.G.A. Schrama, B. Glumac, Q. Han, H. Hellinga, W.F. Schaefer

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Abstract

Almost all Dutch municipalities hosting a professional football club are owner of the stadium. The uncertainty of the indirect social and economic benefits of a stadium together with often unhealthy financial situations of professional sports club can result in the vacancy of the stadium. Thus, unmonitored decisions bring along irresponsible high financial risks for these municipalities in relation to the gained benefits. With sustainable (re)development these stadiums can become more beneficial for both the municipality and the main user, a sport club itself. A questionnaire among 31 City Councillors of the Dutch cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Enschede showed that limited financial risks and attracting companies are the most important criteria for public investments in stadium projects. Specific aspects related to sustainability had a lower impact, but the sustainability of the whole project, including long-term planning for example could increase the benefits for municipalities. A case study of Stadion Feijenoord was analysed for this research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings International Conference on Economic and Social Sustainability, 30 September 2013, Tokyo, Japan
EditorsK Tipitienpong, R. Ponluksanapimol, R. Bhulaor
Place of PublicationTokyo, Japan
PublisherTokyo International Exchange Center
Pages314-323
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Eventconference; International Conference on Economic and Social Sustainability 2013,; 2013-09-30; 2013-09-30 -
Duration: 30 Sep 201330 Sep 2013

Conference

Conferenceconference; International Conference on Economic and Social Sustainability 2013,; 2013-09-30; 2013-09-30
Period30/09/1330/09/13
OtherInternational Conference on Economic and Social Sustainability 2013,

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