Title

Stadium Size, Ticket Allotments and Home Field Advantage in College Football

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Abstract

This study builds on a conceptual framework that explores of the relationship between relative fan attendance, stadium size and home field advantage in college football. We extend the conceptual model by providing empirical estimates of the impact that various ticket allotment arrangements and home stadium size have on the probability of winning in college football. The Auburn-Alabama rivalry (the "Iron Bowl") provides a unique case given that the series has been played both at a neutral site with an equal division of tickets, as well as on a home-and-home basis with an uneven ticket split and nonuniform stadium capacities. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Social Science Journal

Volume

44

Issue

4

First Page

751

Last Page

759