1st Edition

Heritage, Sport and Tourism Sporting Pasts – Tourist Futures

Edited By Sean Gammon, Gregory Ramshaw Copyright 2008
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    166 Pages
    by Routledge

    Sport heritage is increasingly being recognised as a potent instigator of tourism; be it touring a historic stadium, visiting a sports hall of fame, or participating in a sport fantasy camp, tourists now have a vast array of locations and options to experience the sporting past. This book provides the first comprehensive resource on sport heritage as a tourist attraction. Using theoretical and applied studies from researchers in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, this book finds that the sporting past is a key component in tourism’s future.

    The convergence of heritage, sport and tourism involves many different and diverse fields, including sport tourism, heritage tourism, sport management, and sports geography. This book will serve the needs of students, researchers, industry practitioners in these fields, as well as those interested in sport heritage as a tourist attraction.

    This book was first published, in part, as a special issue of the Journal of Sport Tourism.

    1. Introduction: Sport, Heritage and the English. An Opportunity Missed?  Sean Gammon  2. More than just Nostalgia? Exploring the Heritage/Sport Tourism Nexus  Gregory Ramshaw and Sean Gammon  3. Stadia Tours and the Power of Backstage  Sean Gammon and Victoria Fear  4. Heritage, Sport Tourism and Canadian Junior Hockey: Nostalgia for Social Experience or Sport Place?  Daniel S. Mason, Gregory H. Duquette and Jay Scherer  5. Expanding the Conceptualization of Nostalgia Sport Tourism: Lessons Learned from Fans Left behind after Sport Franchise Relocation  Cory Kulczycki and Craig Hyatt  6. The Sustainability of Sports Heritage Attractions: Lessons from the Australian Football League Hall of Fame  Warwick Frost  7. Olympic Opportunity: Realizing the Value of Sports Heritage for Tourism in the UK  Jason Wood  8. The Spectacle of the Past: Leveraging History in Fenway Park and Camden Yards  Michael Friedman  9. Sport, Nostalgia and Tourism Planning: The Case of the 2005 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand  R. Wright, J.E.S. Higham and R.D. Mitchell  10. Conclusion: The Future of the Sporting Past  Gregory Ramshaw


    Sean Gammon, Gregory Ramshaw