March 21, 2013

Diamondbacks, Budweiser Partner in Reimagining Restaurant


(from Sports Business Journal, March 18, 2013) With the new baseball season swiftly approaching, the Arizona Diamondbacks are making changes to their ballpark and its surrounding atmosphere, the most significant of late being the new Game Seven Grill outside Chase Field.  The name of the restaurant is in commemoration of the Diamondbacks’ 2001 World Series […]

February 28, 2013

WBC TV, Sponsorships Show Growth


(from Sports Business Journal, February 25, 2013) Despite the last two successful world baseball tournaments in 2006 and 2009, the World Baseball Classic (WBC) has shown no signs of complacency. For this year’s tournament, the WBC is pursuing a greater portion of the viewership market through promotions of new teams, star players, and global sponsorships. […]

February 14, 2013

NBA Viewership Slips, but Ad Sales Strong

The NBA All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, February 17, in Houston, Texas

(from Sports Business Journal, February 11, 2013) Despite a down year in NBA viewership, the league’s ad sales continue to climb.  Approaching the All-Star break, Turner Sports has already surpassed their advertising revenues from last year’s entire season.  Jon Diament, Executive Vice President of Ad Sales for Turner Sports, said, “We have the same inventory […]

October 17, 2012

Jaguars Get Keys to U.K.


(from Sports Business Journal, October 15, 2012) As of this 2012-13 season, the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars will play one regular season game per year in London. The contract, which extends through 2016, is in response to the team’s recent difficulty selling tickets for home games, as Jacksonville is the fourth-smallest market by population in the […]

September 20, 2012

Parties Eye Potential Impact of Lockout


(from Sports Business Journal, September 10, 2012) With the recent trend of lockouts swirling around the sports world for the last year and a half, it’s no surprise that the NHL has followed suit. This Saturday the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement is due to expire, and as with any lockout, there will be repercussions. Team […]