Expansion & Relocation

News Articles & Books

The value of the National Basketball Association having a believable threat location in Seattle after the league decided to block the relocation from Sacremento to Seattle (Seattle Times)


The value of an expansion team to the National Basketball Association (Seattle Times)

Podcasts & Webpages

Discussion on methods for the NCAA to increase their revenue streams (Freakonomics)


A look at major companies that sponsor individual events (PGA Tour) (NASCAR) (NCAA Bowl Games) (PBR)


The potential value of jersey sponsorships for the National Football League (Freakonomics)


Major League Soccer writers rank the top 10 cities that are eager to host a professional club, which represents the potential for believable threat locations (MLS Site)


Blog discussing possible expansion and relocation cities for the National Hockey League (Sports on Earth)

Additional Videos

The story of the Oakland Raiders and Al Davis moving from Oakland to Los Angeles and back to Oakland, all in the quest for better facilities and more money (ESPN 30 for 30: Straight Outta LA)


The story of the Baltimore Colts' Band, which remained in Baltimore after the team relocated to Indianapolis. (ESPN 30 for 30: The Band Wouldn't Die)




Full documentary of the Seattle Supersonics quest for a new stadium and subsequent relocation to Oklahoma City.  Brief DVD available for purchase on their website)


Tampa Bay relocation press conference using the threat of relocation to secure financing for a new stadium.


The value of a new NFL franchise, which includes discussion on the costs of owning a new team.

Jadrian Wooten, PhD