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December 12, 2013

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December 5, 2013

Long Beach Debuts New State-of-the-Art Venue

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(From Successful Meetings, November 24, 2013)  A Long Beach, California, sports arena underwent a $7-million transformation. On November 20, Long Beach, California, opened a new venue. Once a sports venue the 46,000 square foot area is now called the Pacific Ballroom. The space is to be used for several different purposes including weddings and banquets. […]

December 5, 2013

Billy Joel Sets Madison Square Garden Residency

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[from Billboard Magazine, December 3, 2013]  This past Tuesday singer-songwriter Billy Joel announced he will be taking up residency at his beloved Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Four shows have already sold-out on the dates of Jan. 27, Feb. 3, March 21 and April 28. Tickets for his May 9 show, also Joel’s […]

December 5, 2013

Digital on The Rise Down Under

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(from Billboard Magazine, December 3, 2013) Australia has emerged as a key test market for international expansion of online music. In the space of three months during 2013, Google Play Music and iHeartRadio both arrived Down Under marking the services’ first expansions outside the United States. Australia used to have to get in line like […]

December 5, 2013

Apron Ads Proving a Difficult Sell for NBA Teams in Initial Year

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(Sports Business Journal, November 25, 2013)  When dealing with any relationship between the franchisor and the franchisee, one thing remains constant; the franchisee always wants more inventory to sell.  This can be seen between the frequent push-pull of NBA teams and the league.  Once the NBA’s attempt to sell advertising on players’ jerseys fell through, […]

December 5, 2013

Final Roar for the BCS in wake of Auburn’s Win

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(From the New York Times, December 1, 2013)  The 2013 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) title game seemed relatively set until Saturday.  In stunning fashion, the number one ranked Alabama Crimson Tide were upset on the road by the Auburn Tigers.  Alabama was destined for their third straight national title appearance in a row until the […]

December 5, 2013

Switchfoot’s New Wave

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 30, 2013) Switchfoot is a Christian rock band from Southern California who has a passion for waves and sound waves. Hoping to find inspiration for a new album, they visited famous surfing areas in New Zealand, Indonesia, and South Africa during their tour in 2011. Chad Butler, the band’s drummer, says […]

December 5, 2013

New Name for Greenville Arena

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(from Venues Today, November 26, 2013)  The Bi-Lo Center arena in Greenville, South Carolina, is getting a new name after 15 years. The new name will be the Bon Sectors Wellness Arena at the cost of a cool $4.5 million dollar deal over 10 years. Bon Sectors Heath System, sponsored by Bon Sectors Health Ministries, […]

December 5, 2013

Rogers Waters Defends Use of Religious Symbolism

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(from Billboard Magazine, December 3, 2013)  Roger Waters, the 70-year old Pink Floyd co-founder, has used the Star of David as a symbol and used it for his support for a cultural boycott of Israel in his three-year world tour for “The Wall.” Now that his tour has ended, Roger Waters wants to set the […]

December 5, 2013

Small-Payroll Teams Rise to MLS Cup Berths


(From Sports Business Journal, December 2, 2013)  In July the professional soccer team Sporting Kansas City played host to the Major League Soccer All Star Game. On Saturday they will play host to the championship game where they face Real Salt Lake. These two teams have proven that large markets don’t always equate to championships. It […]

December 5, 2013

Charlotte Discusses Removing Grandstand

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(from Sports Business Journal, November 25- December 1)  Improvement of the race-day experience is the goal for the Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), and the owners have discussed tearing down the backstretch grandstand. This move would eliminate around 40,000 seats. CMS President Marcus Smith has talked about how the move will improve the experience of the […]

December 5, 2013

Dome Owners Fight to Keep Rams in St. Louis

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(from Business Week, December 4, 2013)  The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, which manages the dome, offered a $124 million improvement plan last year that included a bigger scoreboard and better club seating with the Rams paying slightly more than half of those costs. The Rams came back with a far more ambitious counter […]

November 21, 2013

Braves Say AAA Team Will Remain in Gwinnett Co.

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(From Sports Business Journal, November 18, 2013)  The Atlanta Braves are planning on moving to Cobb County and hope that this move will go much better than the move to Gwinnett County by their AAA affiliate team.  The Gwinnett Braves move in 2009 got off to a rather rough start.  The team moved from Richmond, […]

November 21, 2013

Final Four: Choose Your Perspective

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(from SportsBusiness Journal, November 18, 2013) For the first time ever, Turner Sports and CBS will produce three different telecasts for each of the two national semifinal games of the NCAA Final Four in April. This unprecedented move will nationally telecast the traditional showing on TBS, while TNT and truTV will carry the same games […]

November 21, 2013

Legend of Live goes Country

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  (From Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013, Written by Ray Waddell.)  At the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards on November 14, 2013, George Strait will be the first ever country artist to be honored as a Legend of Live. Legend of Live is Billboard’s highest accolade in the touring space and honors individuals or bands […]

November 21, 2013

Big Two in a Swedish Showdown

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                  (From Wall Street Journal, November 18th, 2013) The summer of 2014 is going to bring a great deal of happiness to the soccer community.  That summer marks the beginning of the World Cup, the biggest soccer tournament in the world.  Countries from all over the globe come […]

November 21, 2013

The Lawsuit That Looms Over College Football

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(from Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2013) Auburn University ‘s historic win this Saturday over Georgia will go down in history as one of the best football games in the 2013-2014 college season. With under one minute to play and Auburn trailing by a point, Nick Marshall, the quarterback of the Auburn Tigers, found his […]

November 21, 2013

Radio YouTube

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013) A recent innovation in radio broadcast stations, once thought to hinder them, has become a widespread and successful means of grabbing their audience’s attention in the digital age. An example of this premiered this past September when BBC Radio posted a YouTube video of an hour-long interview with Kanye West. […]

November 21, 2013

Hip-Hop Sensibility Fuels New Kings Line

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(from Sports Business Journal, November 11-November 17, 2013)  “When I first got the call from the Kings asking if I’d work with them, I was high-fiving all of my friends and thinking this was going to be the dopest project I’ve ever done.”  Those are the words of excitement from Los Angeles street artist Minister […]

November 21, 2013

NASCAR Sets Terms for Series

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                    (from Sports Business Journal, November 18, 2013)  NASCAR is looking for a new sponsor for its secondary series to replace Nationwide Insurance which had been the sponsor since 2008. NASCAR’s asking price is somewhere between $12-$15 million a year for the title of its secondary […]