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Weatherhead’s Jonathan Ernest discusses sports fans’ changing interests

What did $400 million buy at the Wells Fargo Center?
The Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription required): Jonathan Ernest, assistant professor of economics at Weatherhead School of Management, discussed sports fans’ changing interests at events; venues now must provide more attractions to a world that lives on phones. “The idea is to keep fans coming in the door to give them something to participate in and to enjoy when it’s becoming easier to have other options for entertainment,” he said, noting that operators are now adding amenities to the less-expensive seating areas to generate more revenue.