This book outlines the private sport sector in different European countries. Sport in European countries is organized in three distinct sectors: state/public sector, which provides financial and political support for sport infrastructure; civic/non-profit sector, which provides sport activities and services for citizens, usually in the forms of sport clubs; and the private sport sector, which is comprised of profit-making private companies and professional teams that produce and sell sport products and services. The private sport sector is becoming ever more important in a global market economy and a financial climate characterized by a public sector in crisis. Taking this into consideration, this book provides a detailed outline of the structure and characteristics of the private sport sector, discusses recent developments in the sector, and compares data across business fields and countries. Containing contributions from sports economists from more than nineteen countries, this book provides an overall, up-to-date picture of the private sports sector in Europe. Filling a significant gap in sports economics scholarship, this book will be of use to students and scholars of sports economics and business as well as decision-makers in the public sport sector.