Getting to the game: travel to sports stadia in the era of transit-oriented development

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Title Getting to the game: travel to sports stadia in the era of transit-oriented development
Author Burke, Matthew Ian; Woolcock, Geoffrey William Elliott
Journal Name Sport in Society
Editor Toohey, K. and Taylor, T.
Year Published 2009
Place of publication UK
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Australian sports stadia are returning to the core of cities and to sites supported by high-capacity public transport infrastructure, forming what is often termed 'transit-oriented development' (TOD). In addition, travel demand management (TDM) is being used to condition patrons into using public transport, redefining the patron transport experience. The scale of these shifts has significant implications for patrons, most of whom attend to watch the four respective football codes - Australian Rules (AFL), rugby league, rugby union and soccer - the dominant spectator sports in Australia. These shifts are exemplified in new stadiums such as Docklands in Melbourne and Lang Park in Brisbane. The rise of TDM and TOD also requires a new approach to determining stadium catchments, for which a method based on public transport accessibility is demonstrated. The research explores the prospects of possible AFL stadium locations on Queensland's Gold Coast and questions the decision to locate the future stadium at Carrara.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 12
Issue Number 7
Page from 890
Page to 909
ISSN 1743-0437
Date Accessioned 2010-03-02
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Social and Cultural Geography; PRE2009-Urban and Regional Planning
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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