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The Second Economy

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Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible - thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Not necessarily sports facility related, but technology is something that is going to drive both attendance and customer experience.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:04 PM

This is an interesting article. What does it mean that the second economy is automatic and invisible? We need to be mindful and attentive to our choices.

Cesar Ajuria's curator insight, December 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Not that we didn't see it but putting into perspective....adapt!

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, December 28, 2013 7:49 AM

Insight in a new time!!

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The Second Economy

The Second Economy | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it

Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible - thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Justin Zeller's insight:

Not necessarily sports facility related, but technology is something that is going to drive both attendance and customer experience.

 

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:04 PM

This is an interesting article. What does it mean that the second economy is automatic and invisible? We need to be mindful and attentive to our choices.

Cesar Ajuria's curator insight, December 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Not that we didn't see it but putting into perspective....adapt!

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, December 28, 2013 7:49 AM

Insight in a new time!!

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Blame predatory attorneys, not ADA

Blame predatory attorneys, not ADA | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it
Porter Street Barbeque in Arcata was closed in response to a lawsuit claiming accessibility violations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Another article that very well lays out why lawyers should not be able to profit from a law designed to help people.

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Why Stadium Subsidies Always Win: Q&A with J.C. Bradbury - YouTube

"One of the things we often find about these stadiums," explains Kennesaw State University economist J.C. Bradbury, is that "[politicians and supporters] alw...
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Interesting video about how bad a deal and how the people involved distort numbers to suit their view.

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After filing hundreds of ADA lawsuits, Eureka attorney is target of protest

After filing hundreds of ADA lawsuits, Eureka attorney is target of protest | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it
A Eureka attorney who has filed hundreds of lawsuits charging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act is the target of a public protest set for Friday at the Humboldt County courthouse.
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This fits into our topic in my sports facilities management class this week. The article doesn't lay out the full story, but it definitely appears that the law is being abused, not to improve access but for monetary gain.

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At least 39 spectators have fallen at stadiums in last decade - Buffalo News

At least 39 spectators have fallen at stadiums in last decade - Buffalo News | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it
At least 39 spectators have fallen at stadiums in last decade Buffalo News In the last decade, since July 2003, there have been 39 cases in America of people falling either from one seating level to another or down a stadium staircase, escalator or...
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I wonder if there is something else that can be be done or if it is simply a matter of it being drunken fans' fault.

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Top 5 Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums 2013 - PETA (press release) (blog)

Top 5 Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums 2013 - PETA (press release) (blog) | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it
PETA (press release) (blog) Top 5 Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums 2013 PETA (press release) (blog) It may be Philadelphia's first season with new coach Chip Kelly, but it's Lincoln Financial Field's fourth consecutive year atop PETA's list of...
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NCAA Championship Game Tickets and Travel Information

NCAA Championship Game Tickets and Travel Information | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it
North Dakota State has advanced to the NCAA Division I football championship game for the third straight year.  The game will be Saturday, Jan. 4, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, where the Bison will play either Towson or Eastern Washington.
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Gratuitous plug for a North Dakota team:)

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Planning Security for Major Special Events

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Like all government publications, overly long and boring but it does lay out standards if you're looking at security for an event.

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The Best Food in the NFL

The Best Food in the NFL | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it
An extremely biased guide to the stuff you eat once you're out of the parking lot. Where does your team rank?
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Mmmm, food.

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Stadiums Cost Taxpayers Extra $10 Billion, Harvard’s Long Finds

Stadiums Cost Taxpayers Extra $10 Billion, Harvard’s Long Finds | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it
Taxpayers in the U.S. spent about $10 billion more on stadiums and arenas for professional sports teams than they forecast, according to a new book by Harvard University urban planning professor Judith Grant Long.
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Government projects very rarely cost what they are initially projected to. This includes stadiums and other supposedly public/private ventures.

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Sports Facilities Popular But Finances Need Balancing | Scilly Today

Sports Facilities Popular But Finances Need Balancing | Scilly Today | Sports Facilities | Scoop.it
The Council's sports facilities are proving popular but work needs to be done to balance the books. Active Scilly services were budgeted to cost the Council just over £59,000 after income and grants. But because of increased ...
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At least Americans aren't the only ones trying to figure out if paying for sports stadiums is worth it.

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