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@shane_harmon | 4,209 Articles | 1 Magazine | 2,133 Followers | #Sportsbiz & Major Events pro. Lover of all sports, master of none. CEO @WestpacStadium. Director @ANZchamps. Formerly GM Marketing @RugbyWorldCup 2003 & 2011

What would you change at your football stadium?

Spring football is here, and I've decided to ask our esteemed writing staff if they'd like anything changed at their football stadiums....Last …

Dodgers launch business accelerator with goal of improving fan experience

If you can imagine how to harness the power of technology to make the Dodger Stadium concession lines shorter, the Dodgers are willing to provide money and mentors to help you transform your idea into reality.

Under the "Dodger Accelerator" program launched Tuesday, the team will shepherd 10 …

Los Angeles Dodgers

MLBAM’s Bob Bowman: “If Content Is King, Than Distribution Is Queen”

At an NAB Show where digital content creation, distribution, and monetization has permeated the headlines, the man who could be considered the …

Hunter Pence

Reality Check: Stadium Events Don’t Cover Stadium Costs

It’s an increasing refrain among stadium boosters nationwide: A football stadium doesn’t have to be just a football stadium. It can host many other …

Reality Check

How FC United rose to the brink of the big time

Club formed in protest at Glazer's Old Trafford takeover are proving the supporter-owner model can succeed in modern game, writes Jim White

In a park in Moston, one of the less visited byways of north Manchester, looking out across the valley to the glittering lights of Oldham, the country’s newest …

Louis van Gaal

Going long on athlete data

Contrary to public market investing, where both long and short, or long/short equity strategies can pay dividends, startup investing pays dividends …

Venture Capital

Top 6 Stadium App Technologies

As global sports venues and live events shift towards better enabling and monetizing digital strategies, we’ve seen a huge amount of activity around …

Barclays Center

Fan Engagement: Sports Social Media Done Right

The basics of social media prepared for those in sports marketing. A presentation by Pursuant Sports

Social Media

Playing the female card – does the female audience represent a commercial opportunity for sports clubs and venues?

This week we held the latest in our series of ‘Chatham House’ style roundtable events for sport venues. This included representatives from some of …


5 Ways Sports Teams Should Use Periscope To Engage Fans

Twitter recently launched their new live-streaming service Periscope. Periscope allows users to follow each other, much like Twitter, and receive …


Boston remains the Hub of the sporting universe

As sports towns, Washington and Boston share few connections. Ted Williams became the greatest hitter of all-time at Fenway Park; he managed a …


MLB's new security measures are 'laughable' says expert

Every ballpark across Major League Baseball introduced mandatory metal detector screening over the last week or so in an effort to increase security …


Phillies address attendance problem on Groupon

Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA Today Sports)

Seven games into the 2015 MLB season and things haven't gone well so far for the Phillies.

On the …

Major League Baseball

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GoPro battles live-streaming apps with $7,500 HEROCast transmitter

Live streaming with apps like Meerkat and Periscope are all the rage now. Not to be left out of the fun, GoPro announced on Tuesday its own live streaming solution: the HEROCast and HEROCast BacPac, two wireless HD transmitters that cost $7,500. Nope, that's not a typo.

As free apps, Meerkat and …


NBC, NBCSN See Viewership Figures Decline For '14-15 NHL Regular Season

Published April 15, 2015

NBCSN averaged 349,000 viewers for 91 NHL game telecasts during the '14-15 season, down slightly from 351,000 viewers over 88 …


Who'll pick up tab to get stadium ready for big game?


Who'll pick up tab to get stadium ready for big game?

If Radack has his way, county won't contribute 'a single dollar' for upgrades

If the NFL …

Luxury Lifestyle

Show Me the Money: Why Do Local Governments Subsidize Sports? - Part One

Part I: The Benefits of Professional Sports in a Community

While the NFL and NBA recently agreed to new broadcasting contracts worth more than $35 …


Los Angeles Dodgers Turn to Technology in Hopes of Engaging Fans

By now it is no secret that health-care and consumer products companies are jumping into the fitness-tracking industry. Your favorite sports team may be next.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to work later this summer with startups focused on sports technology, in hopes of finding new ways of …

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Trifecta Of Engagement //

Traditional media such as TV, radio and print have lost their strangle hold on the masses. The time consumers are spending in front of these channels …

Social Media

Try as they might, no one can really stop live streaming

Inside sports business

Six years ago during spring training, I flipped a switch and began live-streaming a Mariners-themed video chat show via a small …


Who'll pick up tab to get stadium ready for big game?

If the NFL has its way, luxury boxes and club seats at NRG Stadium will undergo major upgrades at the expense of Harris County or its tenants before …

Super Bowl

Conservatives target NFL, NBA, MLB franchises in UK

Britain’s Conservative Party has pledged to target US major league franchises based in the country, in the event of it forming a government after …


Los Angeles is most desirable for sports expansion; Houston, Las Vegas and Montreal also show promise - The Business Journals

It may appear that Los Angeles has it all, but there are a few gaps in its municipal resumé.

Yes, the nation's second-largest market is impressively …

Los Angeles

IT Science: How Duke Improved Engagement with Athletics Fans

Duke eCal adds sports schedules directly into the personal calendar of those who sign up. It's free of charge and dynamic.

At eWEEK, our goal is …

Atlantic Coast Conference

How an NBA Team Thinks About Data, Talent, and Pricing

Basketball is on the brain in March. And while the differences are aplenty between college basketball and professional hoops, this sports season got us thinking about the business of athletics. Between ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandising, and media rights, Price Waterhouse Coopers estimates …

Sports Industry

10 Degrees: The ugliness of the Dodgers' TV mess

For the second straight season, the highest-paid baseball team in history can’t be seen legally by more than 70 percent of its viewing audience, and …

Los Angeles Dodgers

Nike is making its biggest ever women's push

Nike sees women as a hugely important part of its customer base.

The company believes its women's line could add $2 billion of additional sales by 2017.

And to make sure that happens, Nike has just invested in its biggest ever advertising push targeting women.

Nike's #BetterFotIt campaign debuted with …


Airbnb to provide accommodation for Rio’s Olympic guests

The deal between Olympic organisers and Airbnb was announced at an event in Rio

Online private rental portal Airbnb has struck a deal with Rio 2016 …


Here's the study on millennials Giants coach Tom Coughlin requested to help him understand his players

Communicating in a workplace environment with someone of a different generation can be tricky.

When you're looking for clarification on a pending task from someone of a different age, should you call them on the phone, send an email or a GChat, or perhaps release a pigeon?

But it's not just the means …

Tom Coughlin