The entertainment and business sides of sports were never an overnight thing. Sports business has been around and kicking since time immemorial. As various sports gain more fans than ever, and as media and technology improve over time, we can expect more improvement and involvement.

If you’re interested in learning about sports business and entertainment, here are some books you can read anytime. We have listed the best books available in the market.

1. The Market Structure of Sports

Author: Gerald W. Scully

Availability: Paperback

Publication Year: 1995

Scully details how external factors significantly impact athletes’ salaries and the technical strategies that affect sports business management.

2. Hard Ball: The Abuse of Power in Pro Team Sports

Authors: James Quirk and Rodney D. Fort

Availability: Hardcover

Publication Year: 1999

Quirk and Fort have written a book in 1999 that still applies to sports business up to this day. They tell us how professional teams make money, how abuse comes into play, and how to get out of this predicament, if ever.

3. Baseball And Billions: A Probing Look Inside The Big Business Of Our National Pastime

Author: Andrew S. Zimbalist

Availability: Paperback

Publication Date: 1994

Business Week has selected this book as one of the bests. It tells us about the intrigues and controversies of the business behind baseball.

4. The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

Authors: Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian

Availability: Hardcover

Publication Date: 2013

Benedict and Keteyian talk about an in-depth behind-the-scenes report of the multi-billion business of college football, its up and downs, and how athletics departments do not benefit much from the trade.
Read these books and let us know what you think.