Trade publications and data on the sporting goods industry.
Trade associations are a valuable source of industry reports, statistics, salary surveys and more. Some of it is only available to members. Don't hesitate to contact trade associations for expert opinion.
Online newsletter from National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School.
"The Sports Facility Reports 'SFR' online newsletter was created in 2000 to provide interested individuals within the sports industry with information about teams, sports facilities, the development of new facilities, revenue streams, lease agreements, and other reference information related to sports facility. "
Since 1991, Team Marketing Report has produced the annual Fan Cost Index® for teams of the four largest US sports leagues: Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. The FCI measures the cost of a family of four to attend a game with a standard measurement of ticket costs added with typical food, drink and souvenir costs, as well as parking.
From Russell Scibetti with The Business of Sports, this interactive tool enables analysis of Fan Cost Index data in several ways including:
-across one or more seasons
-by league (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL only)
-by team across a league
-year over year FCI
-by DMA (looks at the value of all teams in a specific region)
-by team within a specific DMA
-based on years when new venues opened vs. not
Includes access to the raw data with teams’ FCI and average rank (most to least expensive within their league in a given season)
The Harris Poll is the longest running proprietary survey of public opinion in the world. In February 2014, The Harris Poll was acquired by Nielsen.
Also, do a keyword search on the Harris Poll website to search more than 50 years of data.
From UC Berkeley School of Information, this page includes statistical graphics regarding the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL that answer the following questions:
-What is the cost of a game?
-Which team is the best deal?
-What is the cost for fans?
-Which team is the most fun?