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Attendance, prices drop in L.A. sports

Updated: June 8, 2010, 2:13 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The economic impact of the sporting events industry in Los Angeles and Orange County fell by 18 percent in 2009 from 2007 levels according to the biannual Economic Impact of Sports study sponsored by the L.A. Sports Council and L.A. Area chamber of Commerce.

The majority of decline from the previous study is most notably attributed to three factors: Significant declines in part-time employment numbers (a decrease of 39%); a 16 percent decline in annual attendance numbers; and a drop in ...

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