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THE DYNAMIC ECOSYSTEMS OF MAJOR SPORTS
The Association or League Hierarchy
of governance in each
sport – the structures of league, association, or international
rulemaking and adjudication, to include on-the-field officials –which
typically serves in the “best interests of the sport” as the primary
integrity watchdog.
The mass of Affiliated Businesses
and business interests,
including merchandisers, retailers, equipment suppliers, media,
business services, and sports betting.
The Consumer
in his or her millions and many guises: ticket-
buyer, spectator, audience, customer, bettor, fan club or community
supporter, and so on.
FIGURE 5.1: A TYPICAL ECOSYSTEM FOR A MAJOR PROFESSIONAL SPORT
EVENT
(Match/Game)
• Owner
• General manager
• Professional staff
• Owner
• General manager
• Professional staff
• Commissioner/President
• Professional staff
• Other teams
• Minor/Reserve leagues
• Academies
• Amateur sports
• Venue
• Tickets
• Security
• Concessions
• Parking
• Other teams
• Minor/Reserve leagues
• Academies
• Amateur sports
• Coaches
• Players
– Agents
– Players Association
• Trainers
• Coaches
• Players
– Agents
– Players Association
• Trainers
Hospitality &
Tourism
Entertainment
Education
Healthcare
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