The Impact of Sports Stadiums and Mega Events on Sustainable Urban Development

This project investigates the economic, social, political, and environmental consequences of urban sports stadiums. The project will employ a comparative approach to evaluate stadium developments in Atlanta, Pretoria, Hong Kong, and Seoul to problem solve the complex challenges associated with urban cities and stadium developments. The research agenda developed by this partnership is aimed at identifying sports stadiums’ positive and negative impacts, the debate over which plays out in cities and regions all over the world.

Research team and affiliated institutions: Timothy Kellison (Dept. of Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University), Johnny Coetzee (University of Pretoria), Sungil Hong (Hong Kong Baptist University), Yukyoum Kim (Seoul National University).

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