Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Voting on a NIMBY facility: proximity cost of an "iconic" Stadium

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2012) Voting on a NIMBY facility: proximity cost of an "iconic" Stadium. Urban Affairs Review, 48 (2). pp. 205-237. ISSN 1078-0874

Full text not available from this repository.

Identification Number: 10.1177/1078087411423644


This paper provides a spatial analysis at precinct level of the 2001 referendum of the Allianz Arena, a professional soccer stadium in Munich in Germany. While at the city level voters clearly supported the sports arena, voters in proximity of the proposed site opposed the project. Voters in proximity of an alternative site instead supported the project. We conclude that residents expected net costs of proximity to stadia and engaged in the referendum in order to shift the stadium away from their neighborhood. These findings indicate that sport facilities may exhibit a NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) character, which stands in contrast to the evidence available for the United States. Proximity costs and benefits of sports facilities apparently vary across sports and countries.

Item Type: Article
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2012 Sage
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 16:16
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 18:10

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item