Sports Facility Reports

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. SFR is now published annually on the National Sports Law Institute's website.

Although each issue contains different feature articles and reports, since its creation SFR has included FACILITY UPDATE CHARTS providing specific information related to facilities in various sports leagues. 

  • From 2000 until 2005 these reports focused on the 4 major U.S. sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL). 
  • In 2005, charts devoted to professional soccer and minor league facilities for all sports were added. 
  • In 2006, a chart devoted to motorsports was added.
  • In 2010, a chart devoted to green sports facility issues was added.
  • In 2011, a chart devoted to major college football and bowl games was added (in production).
  • In 2012, lease summaries began to be added for professional sports leagues.

SFR is available as part of the various National Sports Law Institute membership categories.

SPORTS FACILITY REPORTS

Volume 15 (2014)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • Economic Impact of Sports Facilities Research
  • Major League Stadium/Arena Referenda Information

Volume 14 (Summer 2013)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • A Comparison of Team Values in Professional Sports (2003-2012).
  • A New Milwaukee Sports and Entertainment Arena? Divining the Benefits and Dividing the Costs
  • Review of Economic Impact of Selected Professional Sports Venues and Downtown Revitalization Efforts in Oklahoma City

Volume 13 (Summer 2012)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • Sports.Comm: It Takes A Village To Build a Sports Facility
  • Four Decades of Facility Naming Rights: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going?
  • The Development of a Professional Sports Facility: A Lawyer’s Perspective

Volume 12 (Summer 2011)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • The Current State of Sports Facility Naming Rights,
  • The Development of a Professional Sports Facility: Economics, Politics, Laws, and Agreements

Volume 11 (Summer 2010)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • The Greening of Professional Sports: Developing Professional Responsibility and Ethical Challenges for Sports Attorneys.
  • Developing Green Regulation and the Potential Impact on the Sports Industry.
  • Green Facility Resource List
  • Major League Stadium/Arena Referendum Information (2001-2010)

Volume 10 (Summer 2009)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • Analysis of Sports Facility Costs and Development from 1989-2009.
  • An Economic and Legal Analysis of the Professional Sports Facility Lease.

Volume 9 (Summer 2008)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • Professional Sports Facilities: The Costs, the Public, the Benefits and the Law of the Deal
  • ARTICLE: Resurgence of the NHL

Volume 8 (Summer 2007)

FEATURED REPORT

  • REPORT: A Comparison of Team Values in Professional Team Sports - 2 Year Update

Volume 7 (Summer 2006)

FEATURED ARTICLE

  • Facility Financing Cases

Volume 6 (Summer 2005)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • The Cost of Attending Professional Sports
  • A Comparison of Team Values in Professional Team Sports

Volume 5

Number 2 Fall 2004/Winter 2005)

FEATURED ARTICLE

  • 2004 Naming Rights Review: NR Field Sees Fourth Biggest Year to Date

Number 1 (Spring/Summer 2004)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • Naming Rights Industry Continues Strong in 2004 Calendar Year
  • Economic Costs of the Athens Olympic Construction Delays
  • Updated Sports Facility Reference List

Volume 4

Number 2 (Fall/Winter 2003)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • Sports Facility Development Presentation
  • Team/Facility Websites

Number 1 (Spring/Summer 2003)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • Fitchratings Reports
  • NHL Finances: Skating on Thin Ice
  • Sports Facility Issues Websites

Volume 3

Number 2 (Fall 2002)

FEATURED REPORT

  • Sports Facility Reference List

Number 1 (Spring 2002)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS

  • Major League Baseball Contraction Cases
  • Litigation Impacting the Professional Sports Facility
  • Sports Facilities and The Americans With Disabilities Act

Volume 2

Number 2 (Fall 2001)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS:

  • What Are the Benefits of Hosting a Major League Sports Franchise?
  • An Overview of Major League Facility Leases and How They Are Negotiated
  • Corporations Go Back to School: Colleges Attract Naming Rights Deals
  • Major League Sport Stadium/Arena Referendum's
  • Major League Sport Relocation History

Number 1 (Spring 2001)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS:

  • Sports Facility Presentations (Naming Rights Deals & the Facility Boom)
  • Construction Cost Overruns
  • Recent Franchise Sales

Volume 1

Number 2 (Fall 2000)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS:

  • Sports Facilities & Development
  • Stadium and Arena History Reports

Number 1 (Spring 2000)

FEATURED ARTICLES/REPORTS:

  • The Sports Facility Boom
  • Baseball Stadium History