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Opinion divided over BCCI's home title rights valuation

India news

On Thursday, the BCCI sold its home series title rights for the next four years to ecommerce firm, Paytm for Rs 203.28 crore (US $31.7 million), and was pleased with a 20% appreciation in value compared to the 2014-15 season. A look at the board's previous long-term deal, however, …


The Birth of a League

The caveat that came with the awarding of the 1994 World Cup seems downright quaint compared with recent allegations against FIFA: The United States, …

American Soccer

Free football streaming: how illegal sites keep outpacing broadcasters

We are in a poky flat in a Scandinavian suburb, without a millionaire sportsman in sight. But if things go according to plan during the next 90 minutes, we will join the scourge of the richest sport leagues in the world.

Using Windows on a cheap laptop, with only rudimentary IT skills, we are about …


Going for gold in the stadium blame game

Yoshiro Mori, former rugby player and prime minister, and current head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ organizing committee, is not a man of few words. …


Backlash against corporate boxes a warning for sports stadium redevelopment

Mr Carfrae, a structural engineer, has designed some of the world's leading sports stadiums, including China's national aquatic centre in Beijing …


PGA Tour Launches Online Streaming Service Built By MLBAM

The PGA Tour announced yesterday that it would debut its first ever digital, Over-The-Top subscription service, called PGA Tour Live. Starting with …

PGA Tour

Athletes' Wives Team Up To Ease The Difficulties Of Getting Traded

Lory Ankiel

“You’re joking,” an exasperated Lory Ankiel said into the phone.

Nothing about Rick Ankiel’s July 31, 2010, trade to the Atlanta Braves was amusing to his wife Lory, who thought the news was another one of his phone pranks. Pregnant and home alone with two dogs, Lory was anticipating Rick …


How a Last-Place Major League Baseball Team Uses Data to Sell Tickets

Whether you're selling software as a service or season tickets to sporting events, you need data to find good sales leads. Here's how baseball's Milwaukee Brewers does it.

Not long ago I was lucky enough to speak to several leaders from basketball's Philadelphia 76ers and hockey's New Jersey Devils, …

Sports Analytics

Miami Dolphins Become First Sports Team To Utilize New Innovative Twitter Feature

The sports industry continues to push social media to implement new innovations. In one of my recent articles, I spotlighted the Sacramento Kings’ utilization of a fairly new LinkedIn feature which is just another example of Social Media’s immense impact on the Sports Industry.

Earlier this week, …

Sacramento Kings using virtual reality to sell premium seats

The Sacramento Kings are taking advantage of new technology to sell the priciest seats at their new arena opening in the fall of 2016.

Using virtual …

Virtual Reality

How A Global Soccer Club Wins In The Digital Economy

The digital economy is helping savvy companies leap forward — and wiping out others. Just look at Uber. And the digital revolution will continue to evolve at incredible speed. It’s expected that by 2020, a staggering 50 billion devices will be connected.

Winning in the digital economy will take a …


Sports stadiums do not generate significant local economic growth, Stanford expert says

Stanford economist Roger Noll says professional sports stadiums do not generate local economic growth as advertised. He also says the stadium costs …

Pac-12 Conference

A Winter Olympics in a City Without Snow

The IOC’s selection of Beijing as the host of its 2022 games is met with a lukewarm response.

When the International Olympic Committee selected Beijing on Friday as the host for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the Chinese capital became the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter games. …


Is ESPN A Giant Bubble About to Burst?

Big news came out last week that might have gotten lost in the shuffle of the slowest sports week of the year -- according to the Wall Street Journal …


Are Empty Stadium Seats Bad for the NFL?Ticketing Today

The digital NFL fan experience at home is gradually becoming more appealing to fans than purchasing a ticket, creating more empty stadium seats on …

Buffalo Bills

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack: These baseball teams have stadium-grown greens

As fans sitting on the third base line streamed into Boston’s Fenway Park for the Red Sox home opener in April, they were greeted with the sight of …


Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

It's no secret that cable television is in trouble. With Hulu, Netflix and many networks streaming their shows online, viewers don't have to watch shows like Scandal or American Horror Story live. They can stream it the next day — or the next year.

Nevertheless, one channel had long looked impervious …


The Cavs Go ‘All In’ to Drive Long-Term Fan Loyalty

The Cleveland Cavaliers recently wrapped up the most successful season in franchise history. The off-season signing of game-changing players and …

Cleveland Cavaliers

Major League Baseball sponsorship trends in 2015

Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE USAToday Sports Images

Halfway through the Major League Baseball regular season, a study by Repucom found that …


Care and Feeding of the Season Ticket Holder

Why the sense of neglect?

Some blue chip sports programs are complacent because they have season ticket waiting lists
• Cost/benefit of adding amenities …

UW Announces Fan Engagement Events

SEATTLE - The University of Washington department of intercollegiate athletics will hold three fan engagement events prior to the 2015 Husky Football …

Pac-12 Conference

NFL teams each earn $226.4M from national revenue sharing

NFL teams each received $226.4 million from the NFL as part of national revenue sharing from the 2014 fiscal year.

The amount was revealed on Monday when the Green Bay Packers reported their share of the pie. The total surpassed $7.2 billion and comes mostly from the league's television deals.

The …


Rugby World Cup: MasterCard's five lessons in sponsoring a major sporting event

The Rugby World Cup sometimes bills itself as the third biggest sporting event, behind the football World Cup and the Olympic Games, although the …

Rugby Union

The loyalty scoreboard

​In April 2015, Deloitte fielded a survey to approximately 4,000 sports fans over the age of 18 in the United States. Based on their self-reported …


6 Sports Marketing Campaigns That Embraced Social Media

The sports industry has been a pioneer in the adoption of social media as a way to communicate with their devoted fans in a whole new way. Whether …


Here’s how the Packers make so much money

As the NFL’s only publicly owned team (in spirit, anyway, because public shares have no value and cannot be traded), the Green Bay Packers have to release their financial records every year, probably to the chagrin of every other NFL owner who would sooner donate every cent to charity than open up …


Dallas Cowboys & AT&T Stadium: SWOT Analysis

A SWOT Analysis defines a company or organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Below is a full analysis of the Dallas Cowboys …


Sports Owners Dip Into the Public’s Purse, Despite Their Billions in the Bank

CLEVELAND — The billionaire owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert, is a lucky man. When LeBron James, his transcendent native son, left for Miami, the owner threw an impressive tantrum, going on about “cowardly betrayal.”

Despite that, James felt the tug of home and returned to Cleveland to …

Dan Gilbert

The importance of social media in sport

Mobile technologies and social media are transforming sports and sports businesses. Here, Andrew Cave and Alex Miller chart a digital revolution

Read more about the business of sport

More than half a million people will converge on the Wimbledon Championships from Monday. While the focus is on the …

Sports Industry

Will Giants’ high valuation lead to heavy spending?

It’s good to be the San Francisco Giants.

Not only are the Giants the reigning World Series champions, but the team is also one of the most valuable …

San Francisco Giants