Date of Graduation
Master of Education in Recreation and Sport Management (MEd)
Health, Human Performance and Recreation
Second Committee Member
Social sciences; Baseball; Sport franchises; Valuation predictors
There have been many studies done, for MLB, regarding multiple economic factors, yet there is previous research done to investigate the predictors a team's valuation. This study aims to investigate what, if any, of certain predictor variables effect the valuation of an MLB franchise over a five year span, beginning in 2008. The study includes 29 MLB franchises and looks at secondary fiscal and performance data throughout the five year span. The results of a regression analysis concluded that three predictor variables, market size, average ticket price, and salary expense, were significant indicators of valuation while the remainder of the variables were not significant predictors.
Willett, Danielle Marie, "MLB Franchises & Predictors of Valuation" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1131.