Sport spectators’ decision making: Attendance and constraints

Rei Yamashita*, Munehiko Harada

*Corresponding author for this work

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Twenty years have passed since the first professional sport league which represents the home town was established in Japan. After the sport marketing demand increased rapidly, much research was focused on sport marketing. Many variables were introduced to explain spectator attendance, but unfortunately only a few were hypothesized to describe why spectators may cease to attend games. Much research has focused on leisure field constraints; this chapter reviews the few leisure constraints articles that have been applied in a few sport marketing fields. Late in the chapter, the recent research that focuses both on attendance and constraints in the sport marketing realm is reviewed. At the end, suggestions for future research related to spectator constraints are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Management and Sports Humanities
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9784431553243, 9784431553236
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • Attendance
  • Constraint
  • Decision making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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