November 14, 2013

With Rebound, WNBA Solidifies Spot at ESPN

ESPN has signed to carry the WNBA until the year 2022.

(from Sports Business Journal, November 11th, 2013)  Over the years, the WNBA has had to fight the reputation they have had of nobody watching their games.  Since their founding in 1996, it has had a low average attendance of 7,457 fans attending each game, and only 180,000 viewers tuned into its games in 2012.  Even […]

October 17, 2013

Future Home of the San Francisco 49ers Set to Establish Sustainability Milestone with LEED Gold Status

The new Stadium will be finished in August of 2014

(from Sports Business Journal, October 7-13, 2013)  Levi’s Stadium will set a new bar for green in sports after the San Francisco 49ers’ new facility opens in August of 2014.  The facility will have many “green components,” and it will be the first NFL stadium to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.  […]

October 3, 2013

Baylor and Populous Giving New Stadium Some Room to Grow

Baylor University's New Stadium

(from Sports Business Journal, September 23-29, 2013) The downward trend in attendance for college football has architects designing smaller stadiums that can grow as needed.   According to NCAA figures college football has seen a 2% decrease in attendance over the past four years.  This small but concerning number has athletic administrators focused on how to […]