Why this matters
When cities pour resources into building stadiums in the hopes of reaping significant economic impact and job growth, do they deserve to take court action when the teams decide to leave for another city?
The Global Sport Matters Podcast presents, in collaboration with Columbia University Sports Management, 'Sports Professors,' where professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the 101 on what happened in sports business. Each episode gives you a quick recap of the past week in sports, before diving deeper into a bigger topic to look at what's happening and why it matters. This week: Rams Face a Reckoning by St. Louis.
On the show, professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner catch up on the latest news in sports from Simone Biles and gymnasts testifying against the FBI handling of Nassar case to the smash opening weekend for sports gambling in the NFL. The professors then hit the big topic of St. Louis denying dismissal of lawsuit against the Rams for their relocation to Los Angeles back in 2016. Sifting through the case details, the professors examine the St. Louis lawsuit through the lens of economic ramifications for cities left behind as teams venture forward in pursuit of the "perfect" location.
About the hosts:
Kenneth L. Shropshire | Chief Executive Officer for the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University
Professor Shropshire is CEO of the Global Sport Institute and the adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University. He took on this current leadership role following a 30-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Click here for more.
Scott Rosner | Professor of Professional Practice; Academic Director, M.S. in Sports Management Program, School of Professional Studies
As Academic Director of the Master of Science in Sports Management program, Scott Rosner leads all programmatic and curricular development efforts, creates professional development opportunities for students, and manages all strategic planning efforts for the program, including marketing, enrollment, student life, and alumni affairs. Rosner is also a Professor of Professional Practice, teaching graduate-level courses in the discipline of Sports Management. Click here for more.