November 7, 2013

NBC Bullish on Profitability of Sochi Olympics

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(from Sports Business Journal, November 5, 2013) There is always a buzz around the world when the Olympic Games roll around.  With the Winter Olympics approaching in 2014, NBC is more optimistic about the upcoming games than they have ever been in the last decade.  The games will be hosted in Sochi, Russia and are […]

November 7, 2013

With ‘Mansion’ A Hit, Churchill Turns To Infield

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(From Sports Business Journal on November 3, 2103) The Churchill Downs thoroughbred racetrack recently had a $9 million renovation that included a new section known as The Mansion. The Mansion is a mega premium area where tickets start at $7,000 a person. This year’s Kentucky Derby was the first time The Mansion was open and sold […]

November 7, 2013

Real Salt Lake Signs one of Top MLS Jersey Deals

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(from Sports Business Journal, October 28-November 3, 2013)  LifeVantage has officially signed a deal to be MLS’s Real Salt Lake’s new jersey sponsor.  LifeVantage will be replacing XanGo which has been Real Salt Lake’s sponsor since 2005.  This will be LifeVantage’s first sport-marketing expenditure.  The new LifeVantage jerseys will make their debut in the 2014 […]

November 7, 2013

Board Approves $1.2B Design for Falcons Stadium

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                    (From Sports Business Journal, November 4, 2013) Lead architect Bill Johnson of Kansas City-based 360 Architecture  was more than excited to hear that a unanimous decision was made to improve the Atlanta Falcons stadium design for $1.2 billion. The new design will feature a retractable-roof […]

November 7, 2013

Garden Finds its Link to Future in Bridges

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(from Sports Business Journal, November 4, 2013) With its finished ceiling as the defining characteristic, Madison Square Garden has stood out for close to 50 years.  Now with the addition of the Chase Bridge seats, another unique design element will be featured in the large arena. The world’s most famous arena and home of the […]

November 7, 2013

Olympic Countdown: Tough Sledding for Sochi Organizers

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(From USA Today, October 29, 2013) With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games fewer than 100 days away, Sochi, Russia is faced with a number of questions. Security is one challenge at the top of Sochi officials’ list. A week ago, a suicide bomber killed six and wounded two dozen more in a Russian city in […]

October 31, 2013

How Competition for Superstar Endorsers is Changing Sports Biz

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                    (from Sports Business Journal, October 28, 2013) Professional sports are no longer just a game. They are a booming business that is forcing athletes to focus on more than their performance; they too have to focus on business. Some athletes are taking “business” a little […]

October 31, 2013

Samsung Near Deal With NBA

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(Sports Business Journal, October 28, 2013)  Samsung has been working to make a major sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association (NBA) that will include smartphones, tablets, televisions, and blue-ray player rights across the company line.  As the NBA season opener approaches, so does the completion of this sponsorship deal.   The United States, Canada, and […]

October 31, 2013

Texas Christian University’s Move To The Big 12 Brings More Money And Applicants To The University


(from Forbes Magazine, October 26, 2013)  Over the past decade there has been change in NCAA Division 1 football almost every year.  One change that keeps showing up year after year is realignment of the athletic conferences.  Over the past three years, there has been a number of high caliber teams moving either from one […]

October 31, 2013

Leagues Embrace Twitter, with Eye on Future Revenue

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                    (from Sports Business Journal, October 27, 2013) As social media outlets like Twitter continue to grow, executives from the major pro-sports are looking for new ways to benefit from the consumer conversation that is social media.  Seeing as sports fans are becoming more and more […]

October 24, 2013

NBA Near Deals to Allow Live Local Streaming Leaguewide

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(From Sports Business Journal, October 21, 2013) The two biggest regional sports networks (RSN), Fox Sports Media Group and NBC Sports Group, are finalizing deals with the NBA to live stream local games for the first time for a US major sports league. Other RSNs are expected to pick up deals to live-stream in their […]

October 24, 2013

Chiefs Busy Testing Mobile Concessions Tech at Arrowhead

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(from Sports Business Journal, October 21, 2013) At Arrowhead Stadium some fans now have the ability to pay for their beers without leaving their seats. During the 2013 season the Chiefs are testing multiple strategies to develop mobile concessions technology. According to Kansas City Chiefs’ Vice-President of Stadium Operations, David Young, Arrowhead Stadium is looking […]

October 24, 2013

The Global Goal

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(From Billboard Magazine, October 19, 2013) Only eight months left until the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. There have been more than 4.5 million ticket requests that will be awarded by lottery before the World Cup opener on June 12. The world is not only looking forward to the biggest sporting event of the year, […]

October 24, 2013

Twitter Deal Rankles Some Network Execs

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(from Sports Business Journal, October 21, 2013)  The recent Twitter deal that NFL has legislated is causing annoyance among TV networks.  The agreement allows NFL to tweet highlights throughout the week, but not during telecasts.  Network executives are concerned because they say it draws people away from watching since viewers can see results and top […]

October 24, 2013

Bleacher Report Enters Another New Phase

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                    (from Sports Business Journal, October 21, 2013) Bleacher Report has experienced many stages throughout its existence, and now the highly successful sports website prepares itself to take the next step. This will be its third modification, and there will be two major strategic themes: more mixing with […]

October 24, 2013

Athletes See Rising Social Media Demands

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                    (From SportsBusiness Journal, October 21, 2013)  The Sochi Olympic Games are highlighting a change in the way contract endorsement deals are being made. Many Olympic athletes are signing deals with the usual contractual obligations, such as personal appearances, but the contracts also spell out stricter […]

October 24, 2013

Report Spotlights Female NFL Fans

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(from Sports Business Journal, October 14-October 20, 2013)  To most people football, or any major sport in general, has always been more of a “guy thing” to partake in.  However, due to a recent study done by the University of Central Florida featuring approximately 1,600 female fans, female interest in the NFL has brought new […]

October 17, 2013

Change in NFL Revenue Sharing?

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(Sports Business Journal, October 14, 2013) The revenue sharing amongst NFL teams that has helped many of the lower-profit teams stay afloat is now likely coming to an end.  In the early 1990s the NFL developed a Supplemental Revenue Sharing (SRS) plan  to help the weaker, lower-revenue teams be able to fund a competitive team.  It has […]

October 17, 2013

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

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(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 17, 2013

Seahawks Turning Up the Fun at CentruyLink Field

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(from Sports Business Journal, October 14, 2013) When it comes to live sporting events, it’s no longer just about the game that is happening on the field; it’s about creating an entertainment experience that will have fans coming back for more and more. Peter McLoughlin, CEO of Vulcan Sports & Entertainment and President of the […]