The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy

By John E. Kwoka Jr.; Lawrence J. White | Go to book overview

CASE 11
Sports League Issues:
The Relocation of the Los Angeles Rams
to St. Louis (1998)

Franklin M. Fisher, Christopher Maxwell, and Evan Sue Schouten


INTRODUCTION

Sports leagues raise unique antitrust issues. Although most leagues consist of a collection of separately owned teams, each team is dependent on the others. No team could play even a single game without the cooperation of another team, and the production of a season of sports games, culminating in a championship, requires the joint efforts of all of the teams in the league. As a result, the question arises whether such a league is a single entity or a group of cooperating competitors. Are the league's rules pro-competitive, or do they constitute collusive restraint of trade?

Such issues have often challenged the courts. Their resolution is made no easier by the fact that they often arise in a proceeding brought by one of a league's member teams against the league or against the other members. In such cases, the plaintiff team often asserts that the league's rules are anticompetitive restraints on the freedom of its members. Evidently, there are situations in which the interests of a league as a whole and those of one or more individual members fail to coincide.

Nowhere has this phenomenon been more evident than in cases involving the relocation of team franchises. In the National Football League (NFL, or “the League”), the most famous cases are those stemming from

Portions of this chapter were taken from Fisher et al. (2000).

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