An application of the sports logistics framework: the case of the Dallas Cowboys

David M. Herold, Nico Schulenkorf, Tim Breitbarth, Ivano Bongiovanni

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Global, national and regional sport organizations heavily rely on logistics management practices in their operations. However, scientific research in sports logistics is in its infancy, with conceptualizations of the sport logistics domain proposed only recently. In response and by using a reoccurring professional sport event as a case, this study applies the Sports Logistics Framework (SLF) to systematically assess logistics activities, organizational structures, resources and components. Based on semi-structured interviews, unstructured participant observation, internal documents and additional secondary data, our findings not only provide insights into the logistics operations behind a matchday of one of the leading and most valuable sport competitions in the world, but also contextualize, illustrate and refine the logistical tasks of the SLF, thereby providing a template which can be used for further comparison and examination of logistics activities at similar sport events.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-176
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Convention and Event Tourism
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Dallas Cowboys
  • events
  • framework
  • logistics
  • sports


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