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Type Journal Article - Applied Economics
Title The demand for semi-pro league football in Malaysia 1989-91: a panel data approach
Author(s)
Volume 27
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1995
Page numbers 131-138
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00036849500000015
Abstract
This article arguments the literature on the demand for professional team sports by estimating a demand function for attendance at home matches in the Malaysian Semi-Pro Football League (MSPFL) between 1989 and 1991. A single-equation demand (attendance) function based on a pooled cross-section and time-series panel data set of 399 games is estimated by ordinary least squares, a fixed effects dummy variable covariance model and an error components model. Our findings confirm the importance of market size and championship prospects for the home team (but not the visiting team), as well as divisional status and ‘star’ players. The first match of the season and derby matches also increased attendance.

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