Crisis Management (F): North American Sporting League Visits Mexico City

  • Reference: SGSB-SPM40F-E

  • Number of pages: 2

  • Geographic Setting: Mexico

  • Publication Date: Mar 6, 2009

  • Fecha de edición: Feb 8, 2017

  • Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business (USA)

  • Type of Document: Case

  • Industry Setting: Sports

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A major sports league has decided to run its season opening game in Mexico City. When the teams arrive in the country four days before the event, two of Team A’s star players are kidnapped. The (A) case provides relevant background information about the league, the team, the players, and the planned activities surrounding the season opening game. It also describes what is initially known about the crisis situation. In cases (B) through (F), additional information is revealed as the crisis unfolds. With each case, students are given important issues and questions to consider and discuss.

Learning Objective

The purpose of this case is to: Expose readers to the types of risks that must be anticipated and managed as sports leagues globalize. Explore how the dynamics of a situation (available alternatives, involved parties, etc.) change as more information becomes known in a crisis.


Crime crime media management of crises Risk management