On the existence of sports schedules with multiple venues

Yoshiko T. Ikebe, Akihisa Tamura

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We give theoretical methods of creating sports schedules where there are multiple venues for the games, and the number of times each team uses each venue should be balanced. A construction for leagues having 2p ≥ 8 teams was given by de Werra, Ekim and Raess. Here we show that feasible schedules exist when the league has an arbitrary even number of teams greater than or equal to 8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1694-1710
Number of pages17
JournalDiscrete Applied Mathematics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 28


  • Kirkman's circle method
  • Sports scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Applied Mathematics


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