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The paper explains observed attendance at MLB games from the perspective of outcome uncertainty. It shows that a specific form of outcome uncertainty (called the "League Standing Effect") does not explain observed variation in MLB game attendance.

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This paper increases understanding of how outcome uncertainty affects attendance at sporting events.

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This page is a summary of: The Louis–Schmelling Paradox and the League Standing Effect Reconsidered, Journal of Sports Economics, July 2015, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1527002515587260.
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