From left to right: author Billy Hawkins and professor Victor Matheson

From left to right: author Billy Hawkins and professor Victor Matheson

CSUEB hosts experts on high costs of stadiums, college sports Wednesday

  • April 24, 2013 8:00am

Cal State East Bay will host two events Wednesday, April 24, on the Hayward Campus related to the hidden and high financial costs of sports.

Victor Matheson, associate professor of economics at College of the Holy Cross, will present "Stadiums, Mega Events, and Public Finance Follies" as part of the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies Speaker Series. That commences at 2 p.m. in room 311 of the Old University Union.
Then at 7 p.m., three outspoken writers and activists on collegiate athletics will talk about “The Hidden Costs of College Sports” as part of a Center for Sport and Social Justice presentation in the University Theatre. Authors Murray Sperber and Billy Hawkins will join noted sports physician Cindy J. Chang in the discussion.
For more information on the speakers/events, please click to read the original news stories:
Read: “Are stadiums a public finance folly? Smith Center lecture on April 24”
Read: “Hidden Costs of College Sports’ topic of presentation by Center for Sport”
Both events are free and open to the public.


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