The European Sport Economics Association (ESEA) is a scientific association founded on October 4th, 2010 in Cologne, Germany. It pursues the goal of promoting communications between scientists and between scientists and practitioners working in the field of sports economics, and of demonstrating to the fields of science, day-to-day practice, politics and the general public the benefits derived from appropriate research and academic education in Europe. The purpose is predominantly realized by holding an annual conference and publishing documents in the field of sports economics. The Cork University Business School will host the 2023 ESEA conference from August 23rd-25th A special issue of the International Journal of Sport Finance, the official ESEA journal, is dedicated to publishing selected papers from this conference. The 2024 ESEA conference will be held in Rotterdam (Netherlands).