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'Miami Vice' look for Heat remains fantasy for the moment

So what do you get when you combine Miami Heat and Miami Vice? Fantasy. Pure fantasy. That, of course, hasn't stopped Heat owner Micky Arison when it …

Miami Heat

The Pioneering Technology In Sport: The Internet of Things

Each rugby game produce two million rows of data, equivalent to more than 1,400 actions (tries, conversions, tackles, passes and so on) per game. …

Internet of Things

Why protecting fans is complicated

We've all seen this too many times.

The foul balls hurtling over the dugouts. The shattered bats gyrating into the seats.

The innocent people -- women, kids, grown men -- crumpled over in pain. Blood streaming. Medical crews sprinting in their direction.

Baseball games grinding to a halt. Players' …


Steve Ballmer rejects $60M offer so he can stream Clippers games

Steve Ballmer, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has turned down a $60 million a year offer for local TV rights and is forging ahead with a plan …

Steve Ballmer

Swans' surge drives new AFL club membership record -

Every year, AFL fans commit to their club to show the passion and loyalty for their favourite players

THE SYDNEY Swans have led the AFL's growth in …


Why won't the Falcons and Braves reveal their stadium sponsorship costs?

Why won’t the Falcons and Braves reveal their stadium sponsorship costs?

When it comes to stadium-naming rights, the Falcons and Braves speak loudly …


Relationship Between Spending, Winning Remains Low

As the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates race toward the playoffs with payrolls in the bottom 20% of Major League Baseball and the Boston Red Sox …

Sports Analytics

Behind the Numbers: Professional sports and the merits of being big and connected

Professional sports are a longstanding staple of the American experience. The games pass down like language and imprint themselves as heritage, so …


Global sports market revenue 2006-2015 | Statistic

The statistic depicts the revenue generated on the global sports market from 2006 to 2015. In 2010, the global sports market had a value of about …


How Technology Companies Are Helping Sports Fans And Properties

No matter how you slice it, the B2B technology category is a win for properties, fans and other stakeholders.

Below, five examples of how technology …

Sports Science

Driving Fans Back to the Stadium – One Data Point at a Time

The modern day sports fan is likely the most catered to sports fan in history – or, at least, that's the goal of nearly every stadium or sporting …


Changing the Game: How Smartphones are Impacting College Football Fandom

These stats demonstrate the profound impact mobile devices are having on college football viewership habits. I have highlighted a few of the trends I …

College Sports

Transforming the Golf Fan Experience

Escape to the Wyndham was the theme for the PGA Tour stop in Greensboro where Tiger Woods, Davis Love and Jason Gore stole the show at Sedgefield …

Tiger Woods

Women's Sports Win Over America

When Serena Williams starts to play in the U.S. Open tennis tournament that begins on Monday, it will mark the finale of a summer of love for women’s sports.

It took off in July, when the U.S. women’s national soccer team routed Japan in the World Cup final. The game drew 25 million TV viewers in …

Women's Sports

How US sports leagues use content marketing to increase fans and drive business

Sports leagues understand media better than most. Here's how they're using that knowledge in their content marketing. Read more...

Sports Industry

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Money talks

Public money, private investment or lucrative lease? Does the source of money for new stadia matter to fans?

Stadia cost money – it’s an …

West Ham United

Taylor Swift shows card 3+ TB each, and push Levi’s Stadium Wi-Fi past half-million user mark

Taylor Swift at Levi’s Stadium. All photos: Levi’s Stadium (click on any picture for a larger image)

Because her humungous stage kept Levi’s Stadium …

Taylor Swift

Relationship between spending, winning remains low

By Craig Edwards

As the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates race toward the playoffs with payrolls in the bottom 20% of Major League Baseball and …


How B2B Technology Companies Are Changing The Sports And Entertainment Landscape

Category Update | Aug 24, 2015

How Technology Companies Are Helping Sports Fans And Properties

No matter how you slice it, the B2B technology category …

Sports Science

Japan offer no assurances on IOC deadline

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan are unable to guarantee they will meet an International Olympic Committee deadline to complete work on the new National Stadium in time for the 2020 Games.

IOC vice president John Coates, on a visit to Tokyo on Tuesday, asked Japan to deliver the stadium by January 2020 ahead …


Social Media in Sports: 5 Strategies From the Pros

When it comes down to it, professional sports franchises are brands just like the rest of us. And just like companies in any other industry there is …

Sports Industry

5 Signs Your Brand Isn't Maximising Value


How Russia has devoted its energy to the beautiful game

Political goals for Russia's gas giant. Wolfgang Rattay/ReutersAs the new European football season starts and the tiresome FIFA corruption scandal …


The NFL's hypocritical stance on fantasy football and gambling

The NFL says it strongly opposes gambling. In the past year alone, the league successfully sued the state of New Jersey to prevent it from legalizing …

Sports Betting

‘Australia’s game’: the AFL in a period of radical change

AAP/Mick TsikasLast week’s prestigious National Press Club address was delivered by the Australian Football League’s CEO, Gillon McLachlan, on the …


The Jarryd 'Hayne Train' Has Arrived in San Francisco and Isn't Leaving Anytime Soon

Even after three trips to the NFC Championship game the past four seasons, optimism for the San Francisco 49ers 2015 season has been tumultuous at best. It began with Jim Harbaugh quickly leaving for the University of Michigan and continued with the sudden retirements of star linebacker Patrick …

San Francisco Bay Area

Power play: how Duracell intends to capitalise on Rugby World Cup

Battery-maker to use ranking system to leverage status as official partner
A RECENT documentary on Britain’s double Tour de France winner Chris …

Rugby Union

Blue Jays success a revenue home run for Rogers?

The Toronto Blue Jays are leading the major leagues in scoring and RBIs, yet owner Rogers Communications is probably most pleased about the ROI – the …