April 4, 2013

Charlotte Lining Up for Its Own Kickoff Game

Bank of America Stadium

(from Sports Business Journal, April 1, 2013) Charlotte, North Carolina will likely be the next city to host an annual kickoff game on college football’s opening weekend. Coordinators in Charlotte say that the event would be a prominent game with a bowl-like environment in an NFL stadium. The game would also include multimillion-dollar guarantees for […]

October 4, 2012

Thinking Beyond Pink: NFL Works to Make Sure Breast Cancer Message is Getting Across

The NFL is raising breast cancer awareness.

(from Sports Business Journal, October 1, 2012) The NFL is entering the fourth year of its Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) campaign and almost everything on the field will turn pink at some point throughout October.  During the first three years of this promotion, players have donned pink wristbands, armbands, chin straps, shoelaces, cleats, and gloves.  Games were started […]

September 20, 2012

No Dwight Howard, No Problem as Magic Keeps Ticket and Sponsorship Sales on Pace

The Magic sales are staying strong.

(from Sports Business Journal, September 10, 2012) In spite of a tumultuous season and a turbulent offseason in which the Orlando Magic traded their biggest star, Dwight Howard, the team has managed to conserve its season ticket and sponsorship support. Thus far, the Magic have sold 1,500 new full-season tickets, an amount equivalent to the […]