Sport Event Legacies: Implications for Meaningful Legacy Outcomes

UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds University
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Conference Proceeding
Global Events Congress IV - Events and Festivals Research State of the Art, 2010, pp. 1 - 22
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Within the sport and event management context, legacy has emerged as an important justification for public sector involvement and investment since the late 1980s. Legacy is recognised as the long-term economic, tourism, social, and/or environmental outcomes for a host city from staging events (Gratton & Preuss, 2008; Hiller, 2003; Preuss, 2007). Despite the growing popularity, the concept of legacy has largely evaded any meaningful critique for the planning, implementation and evaluation of sport event outcomes. This paper aims to address this gap in the literature by empirically testing five key considerations of legacy, identified in previous work (Thomson, Schlenker, & Schulenkorf, 2009). The five key considerations include;
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