December 5, 2013

Charlotte Discusses Removing Grandstand

Charlotte Motor Speedway

(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 […]

November 14, 2013

Twitter TV Ratings to Track Suns Traffic

Phoenix Suns

(from Sports Business Journal, November 11-17, 2013)  The Phoenix Suns is the first major pro sports team to track Twitter activity during games thanks to the deal with SocialGuide’s Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings service. The financial terms of this contract have not been disclosed, but the agreement was finalized last month before the start of […]

October 3, 2013

‘3 to See’ Boosts Gate, Viewership for WNBA


(from Sports Business Journal, September 23-29, 2013) Three rookies from the WNBA have stormed onto the charts becoming the “3 to See”:  Elena Delle Donne from The Chicago Sky, Brittney Griner from The Phoenix Mercury, and Skylar Diggins from the Tulsa Shock.   These “3 to See” rookies in the WNBA brought in big gains […]

September 12, 2013

NHL Fleshes Out Three-Year Plan


                    (from Sports Business Journal, September 9-13, 2013) The reorganization of the staff for the NHL has led to some new goals for the league beginning with one billion dollars in additional national revenue, sharper international focus with more events, a major broadcast rights deal, and another […]