Intracity team relocation and environmental justice in Baltimore

Jessica R. Murfree*, Walker J. Ross

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter examines the interactions between sport, and social and environmental justice in a case study of Baltimore, Maryland, a city whose deep history of racial discrimination has lasting effects on its community. By examining intracity team relocation of the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, this chapter explores how team and venue relocation mirrors societal inequities and contributes to environmental injustices. As metropolises boomed and men's major league sports grew across the United States, the city of Baltimore aimed to keep up that momentum with their own. Through the 20th century, the Civil Rights Movement, White flight, gentrification, and racial discrimination have affected Baltimore's sport landscape and are each discussed in this chapter. Likewise, the Ravens’ and Orioles’ 3.5-mile relocation draws attention to the historical and present-day environmental partiality and what can be learned about displacement from such movement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport Stadiums and Environmental Justice
EditorsTimothy Kellison
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781003262633
ISBN (Print)9781032201818, 9781032201825
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


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