April 11, 2013

The End Seems Near for a Sellout Streak at Fenway Park


(from New York Times, April 9, 2013) The Boston Red Sox have sold out 794 straight games at Fenway Park, dating back to the 2003 season, which was the season before they won their first championship in 86 years. Since that time the Red Sox have sold out all of the 37,000 seats they have […]

March 27, 2013

Devils Enjoying Surge in Attendance


                    (from New York Times, March 25, 2013) The New Jersey Devils have been struggling lately, winning only 3 out of their last 10 games. The Box Office is a different story, though. Including last Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers the Devils have sold […]

November 15, 2012

Rockets Drawing Global Interest


(from Sports Business Journal, November 13, 2012) The Houston Rockets of the NBA are once again getting global interest due to signing Jeremy Lin, who is Taiwanese-American, as a free agent during the off season. The Rockets were already well known in Asia, because Yao Ming played for the Rockets for 8 seasons. The Rockets […]

November 1, 2012

In his Third Lockout, Bettman Maneuvers with Owners’ Backing


(from Sports Business Journal October 31, 2012) In 1999, Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the NHL, called his good friend Doug Logan, who had just been relieved of his duties as commissioner of the MLS. He lightened the mood for Logan, saying that “Doug, we both know that as a commissioner, at any given moment, you can […]

October 17, 2012

MLB: Social Media Helping Ratings


(from Sports Business Journal, October 15, 2012) Since the MLB all-star game there has been an increase in social media activity throughout the MLB. The playoffs have seen the biggest increase with over 2.62 million social media comments on Twitter and Facebook through the first 6 days of the postseason. This is more than twice […]