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Background. Carbon for sports teams is a combination of travel and stadium costs. We look at Boston Red Sox from 1989-2009 to see how this changes over time. This project focuses primarily on travel, because stadium carbon information not currently available. Stadium-Overview.

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background
Background
  • Carbon for sports teams is a combination of travel and stadium costs.
  • We look at Boston Red Sox from 1989-2009 to see how this changes over time.
  • This project focuses primarily on travel, because stadium carbon information not currently available.
stadium overview
Stadium-Overview
  • Oldest park in Major leagues.
  • Easy mass transit (MBTA) access.
  • Hard to drive to.
    • Most parking 20 minute walk away
    • Costs $30 per game
    • Only 6,000 spots
    • Dodger Stadium.
      • 16,000 spots near stadium
      • No mass transit
      • $15 per game
travel costs
Travel Costs
  • Boston Red Sox use Boeing 767-300 to fly between games.
  • Used schedule information to estimate the flights taken.
  • Used approximations from average flights to calculate CO2 per season.
  • As shown CO2 mirrors miles flown.
schedule background
Schedule-Background
  • Changes in flight miles per year must be due to schedule changes.
    • League added new teams in 1993 and 1998
    • Strike in 1994-1995
    • Interleague play starts 1998
    • Unbalanced schedule starts 2001
  • How do these changes influence the entire league travel?
  • How do these changes influence the entire league interest?
  • How do these changes influence the red sox?
  • To consider this we looked at the teams in MLB from 1989 to 2009.
  • Used attendance as a measure of interest.
what happens when a team moves
What happens when a team moves?
  • The Montreal Expos moved to Washington D.C. before the 2005 season.
  • More interest, better location for travel.
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Take home points
    • Urban Parks are generally good for low carbon footprints.
    • Remodeling current parks is also generally better for environment.
    • League should use CO2 as a consideration when making schedules.
      • Increase play within division
      • Interleague play should be against teams from same division
    • Also league should consider CO2 for expansion and relocation of teams.
  • Future Studies
    • Use Revenue rather than attendance is proxy of interest.
    • Consider television CO2 emissions.
    • Use data on energy used at games.
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