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It's Hardly Sportin'
Stadiums, Neighborhoods, and the New Chicago
Costas Spirou and Larry Bennett
"Highly recommended.... One of the best books on the subject this reviewer has encountered."—Choice
"This is a useful study of the impact of sport arena construction in urban areas in the United States."—Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
"A provocative, insightful, and carefully researched study of the relationship between stadiums and urban development."—Perspectives on Politics
Across the nation, stadiums and sports centers are a vital aspect of urban redevelopment. How do these projects affect the communities near the new facilities? Focusing on the controversies surrounding three major Chicago projects—the United Center, Comiskey Park, and lighting Wrigley Field—It's Hardly Sportin' suggests fresh ways for cities to coordinate the expansion of sports facilities with neighborhood life.
(2003) 224 pp., illus.
Costas Spirou is Associate Professor and Chair of Social Science at National-Louis University.
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