May 9, 2013

Armato Planning Beach Volleyball Event For July

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(from Sports Business Journal, May 6, 2013) Leonard Armato, former AVP Commissioner, is planning a beach volleyball event in Southern California for July 22-28. Many people might be familiar with the popular beach volleyball brand AVP, who filed bankruptcy back in 2010. AVP is making a small comeback with about 5 events scheduled for later […]

March 27, 2013

Arizona State Putting Gift Card Packs in area Costco Stores

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(from Sports Business Journal, March 25, 2013) A new concept is being introduced for Arizona State University athletics. They have started selling gift cards at the local Costco’s to use towards a game or any sporting event on the campus.  Arizona State University uses Paciolan and Givex as their ticketing service provider. The gift cards […]

March 7, 2013

What’s Next for New York?

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(from Sports Business Journal, March 4, 2013) The search is on for a second Major League Soccer (MLS) team for the New York area. A $100 million expansion fee has been set up in hopes of bringing in another team to this rapidly growing sport, with plans to build a $300 million soccer stadium in […]

November 29, 2012

New Spielberg Movie isn’t the Only Lincoln That’s Selling Out

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(from Sports Business Journal, November 26, 2012) Pinnacle Bank Arena is a college basketball complex that is under construction in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ben Wrigley, the vice president of project development for Legends Hospitality Management, has been responsible for selling out the inventory for available seats in the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 16,000 seat, renovated arena […]

November 8, 2012

South Beach Meets BCS in Club Experience

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(from Sports Business Journal, November 5, 2012) At the next BCS National Championship game at the SunLife Stadium, PrimeSports is bringing the liveliness of a South Beach night club. In about a week PrimeSports will start to market this new idea. The idea is to create a club-like experience in the stadiums end-zone, similar to club […]

September 13, 2012

Unexpected Exit for MSG’s Change Agent

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(from Sports Business Journal, September 10, 2012) Madison Square Garden president, Scott O’Neil, recently announced that he would be stepping down. Madison Square Garden is one of the largest and most complex assets to the sports industry. Separate releases were drawn up last Wednesday for O’Neil’s departure; the decision to leave was abrupt and remains […]