Sports Fans Essay by CalDR

Sports Fans
Discusses the impact sports has on its fans and the impact fans have on sport.
# 28230 | 2,370 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 23, 2003 in Psychology (Social) , Sport (General)

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This paper discusses the psychological make up of a sports fan and shows that it is much more complicated than its first glance suggests. The payback for being a sports fan includes the feeling of belonging, a better sense of well being, the ability to identify with the success of someone else and the ability to escape stresses in real life. The paper shows that sports fans around the world behave as consumers in both positive and negative ways which lead marketing departments scrambling to put their finger on keeping it profitable. Sports fans of all kinds identify and lock into their sport or team. Through their own actions they continue to drive profits up while relishing the togetherness being a fan affords them. The paper shows that for sports marketing departments to increase profits, it is important that they focus on making the group experience a positive one for fans.

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