The purpose of this paper was to provide a discussion on using sport events for community development through the lenses of community development theories and perceived event impacts.
The nature of the paper was not based on a specific methodology or design, rather on a review of relevant studies that aim to support strategies of how to develop a community through the hosting of sport events utilizing community development theories.
The review revealed that the profile of the community could influence the use of asset or needs-based community theory to achieve community development goals associated with hosting certain size of sport events.
The combination of community development theories with the literature in sport event impacts and legacies provides a novel approach to the discussion of community development through sport events.
Kaplanidou, K.(K). (2021), "Sport events and community development: resident considerations and community goals", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-05-2020-0082
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