March 27, 2013

Van Wagner Helps NCAA Keep Fans Informed

NCAA March Madness

(from Sports Business Journal, March 25, 2013)  For this year’s tournament, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is focusing on improving the attending fan experience.  In past years, attending a NCAA tournament game meant that one had to sacrifice seeing real-time highlights and other video elements from any other games going on at the same […]

March 7, 2013

StubHub Takes Naming Rights at Home Depot Center

Home Depot Center

(from Sports Business Journal, March 4, 2013)  Starting June 1, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA soccer teams will no longer call their home the Home Depot Center.  The multisport complex owner, AEG Global Partnerships, signed over the complex’s naming rights to StubHub, the leading online ticket reseller.  Although exact terms have yet to […]

February 21, 2013

Daytona Downshifting on Chalet Size

Daytona International Speedway

(from Sports Business Journal, Feb 18, 2013) Guests at the Daytona International Speedway have expressed the need for a hospitality change and President Joie Chitwood III has responded.  They will stop filling the speedway with the large corporate sponsor tents, or race chalets.  In their place, there will now be smaller tents that will hold […]

November 15, 2012

Legacy Making First Big Purchase


(from Sports Business Journal, November 12, 2012)  Since coming together last January, The Legacy Agency (TLA) is making its first big business move, acquiring Peter Greenberg & Associates.  Together, the agents will now represent 60 Major League Baseball players and 70 Minor League Baseball players.  The new acquisition will bring in big names such as […]

October 4, 2012

NHL Defines Preseason Losses as Lockout Continues


(from Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2012) With the National Hockey League in a lockout, not only are both the fans and players upset, but the NHL’s financial losses are catching up to them.  Deputy Commissioner, Bill Daly, spoke to reporters this Tuesday after his meetings between the NHL and the National Hockey League Players’ […]

September 20, 2012

Sports Giant, Part Owner of Lakers, Weighs Sale

Phillip Anschutz and the L.A. Kings

(from Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2012) After 15 years, Philip Anschutz, of Anschutz Company, has announced the sale of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).  AEG has grown into one of the most successful leaders in the entertainment and sporting industry.  AEG’s ownership includes the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, the L.A. Galaxy soccer team, and […]