In 1995, Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell, lured by the promise of a new stadium, shocked football fans with his decision to move to Baltimore. Now, one of the few journalists to cover the business of sports, the Baltimore Sun’s Jon Morgan, chronicles the move, explains why more are to come-and why it matters.
In Glory For Sale, Morgan offers an in-depth view of the game’s money side. He helps to understand the debate that’s raging in city after city: Should the public pay for NFL stadiums, and, if so, how much?
Don’t be left in the dark. Read Morgan’s definitive Glory For Sale and travel inside the dramatic, fascinating business of professional football.
The Denver Post Raves: “Morgan Scores Big.” The Baltimore City Paper praises Morgan’s “compelling reporting.” and The Cleveland Plain Dealer calls Glory For Sale our biggest book of the year.
Jon Morgan, one of the few journalists in the nation to cover the business of sports, writes for the Baltimore Sun. His investigative reporting has included topics such as the value of franchises to cities, trends in sports labor relations, and the effect that stadium economics have on the relationships between cities, fans, and sports teams.
Morgan holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Illinois, and was a Fellow at the University of Maryland’s Knight Center for Specialized Journalism where he studied finance and the business of sports.
Morgan has won a number of awards for his writing and investigative journalism, including to prankings from the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Newspaper Guild’s Frank C. Porter Award for Labor and Business Reporting.
He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and three children.