Foundations of managing sporting events: Organising the 1966 FIFA World Cup

Kevin D. Tennent*, Alex G. Gillett

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportBook


2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup, hosted in England. Unlike previous literature, which has tended to focus activities on the field Foundations of Managing Sporting Events will examine the management process in the buildup and execution of the event.

Answering questions such as; How was the process of delivering the 1966 FIFA World Cup managed? Was government intervention necessary to deliver the 1966 FIFA World Cup? What perceived social and economic benefits did England gain from hosting the FIFA World Cup and

What does the 1966 FIFA World Cup case tell us about collaborative and network management theories this intriguing new volume looks at the first significant UK government intervention in football and how this created a significant legacy as the government started to take a real interest in leisure facilities and stadium safety as policy areas after this competition.

Foundations of Managing Sporting Events will be of considerable interest to research academics working on aspects of post war British, Imperial and World history including sport, social, business, economic and political history
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages193
ISBN (Electronic)9781315628295
ISBN (Print)9781138645202
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Studies in Business History

Bibliographical note

Projected publication date: 22/08/2016


  • Business History
  • Events Planning
  • Events Management
  • Football
  • Project Management
  • Economics of Sport
  • Sports History
  • Social & Cultural History
  • International Business

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