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Head of European clubs says they could stage ‘revolution’ against FIFA

Will the European clubs revolt against FIFA? Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who is the European Club Association chairman and Bayern Munich CEO, says it very …

Soccer

Digital transformation in the Premier League: Southampton FC's fan-first strategy

<b>Premier League football clubs tend to have dreadful websites.</b><p>Safe in the knowledge that fans can’t switch their allegiance, clubs are happy to make …

Soccer

Sources: NBA Expansion Looming With Two New Franchises

Expansion is on the agenda with two new franchises in the works for the NBA, and plans are moving forward.<p><i>Co-authored by</i> <i>Adam Joseph</i> <i>and</i> <i>Keith P. …

Basketball

Chelsea and Tottenham will find progress has a price at capital grounds

Even though their new stadiums will still be at Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane, with total rebuilds Chelsea and Tottenham will be losing history and memories<p>It isn’t always easy remembering what Stamford Bridge used to be like before the money arrived. Suffice to say, though, it was nothing …

Chelsea FC

Owner’s Real Championship Winnings? Public Subsidies

Arthur Blank’s Atlanta Falcons play for the last time at the Georgia Dome in the NFC title game. Ann Abrams has nothing to do with Atlanta sports but …

Atlanta

Plugged In: Nzinga Shaw, Atlanta Hawks

Published January 16, 2017<p><b>Nzinga Shaw is chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Atlanta Hawks, the only person to hold such a title among the</b> …

NBA

5 Burning Questions For The Raiders To Las Vegas

First it was the Rams. Then it was the Chargers. Now, it is the Raiders.<p>On Thursday, the Oakland Raiders officially filed for relocation to Las Vegas; a move that will see the market jump from zero Big-4 pro sports to potentially two (yes, you were there first, NHL) in a staggering short period of …

Las Vegas

Interactive Analysis of Team Twitter Accounts

Whenever you create a social media account, there are those basic account settings they provide that let you share information about yourself with …

NHL

New NFL stadium would play key role in 2024 LA Olympics

Organizers trying to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would include a new football stadium in the games' ceremonies.<p>The NFL stadium …

NFL

GUIDE: 10 tips on how to attract new members to your club

<b>1. Encourage people to become a member throughout the entire year</b><p>Even though clubs are most active in attracting new members in the first six months …

LinkedIn

NASCAR Is Struggling…But What Can They Do?

I’ve seen a lot of articles floating around the Internet recently about the struggles of NASCAR: failing teams, declining revenues, bottoming out …

Accelerators, Incubators, Collectives; Making Sense Of It All… | Sports Marketing & PR Roundup

<i>The following was co-authored by Columbia student Matt Walker</i><p>When you combine the energy and mindset of sports, technology and start-ups; an …

How teams design workplace to match organizational culture

Published January 16, 2017<p>During the course of my consulting activities, I have had the opportunity to visit a variety of sports organizations over …

Human Resources

Vikings hit peak of 4.32 TB for Wi-Fi use at U.S. Bank Stadium, with average 43 percent take rate

Game day at U.S. Bank Stadium. Credit all photos: Vikings.com (click on any photo for a larger image)<p>While the football season may not have gone …

NFL

Tennis viewing figures drop by more than 50% as Big Bash maintains popularity

Despite the star-studded line up for day two of the Australian Open, viewing numbers fell by 55% compared to last year, however Seven still managed …

ATP World Tour

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The Sponsorship Space is dedicated to providing news and stories for young professionals to help them learn more about the world of partnership …

Debut is 14 months away, but LAFC already working on being 'the best'

The last time John Thorrington put together a soccer team, he was choosing sides with some junior high school friends in a Palos Verdes schoolyard. So in his current job as executive vice president of soccer operations for the fledgling Los Angeles Football Club, he’s not shy about asking for …

Soccer

EFL: Junior season-ticket sales rise by 37% in 10 years

Sales of junior season tickets in the EFL have risen by 37% in the past 10 years, according to new figures.<p>The EFL says 20% of all fans attending matches in the Football League are now aged under 16.<p>The increase has been credited to club's improving the matchday experience for families.<p>The BBC's …

United Kingdom

The future of live entertainment is going to look like….

For much of my life, I have been in and around live entertainment, events, and sports. Which makes the future of live events something that I think …

Entertainment

How Tennis Australia is building a global broadcasting business

Tennis Australia's broadcast production business will go global for the first time this year, producing the inaugural Laver Cup event in September to …

Australia

Statistics make NBA more 'beautiful', says TV chief

It can look like a tsunami of statistics, but live tracking of every bounce and shot that has become a mark of the NBA has made it a more "beautiful …

Basketball

4 takeaways from 2016-2017 bowl game ratings

The bowl season is officially over and our friend Paulsen at Sports Media Watch has all the viewership data for 39 of the 40 bowl games as well as …

NFL

Chargers move is a reminder that it doesn't pay for cities to do business with the NFL

There isn’t much more to say about the San Diego Chargers’ move to Los Angeles other than: “We told you so.”<p>For years, we’ve been documenting how cavalier the National Football League and its franchises can be when its member billionaires’ quest for public money trumps such family values as loyalty …

New Haven

How NFL streaming fits Twitter’s game plan

Published January 9, 2017<p>It was one of the most benign plays in football — a fair catch on a punt — that brought the biggest cheers inside <b>Twitter</b>’s …

Social Media

Opportunities aplenty in Japan’s growing sports industry

<b>The Japanese sports business industry is set to grow exponentially and those who boast critical skills are in high demand, says SRi’s Yusuke Isoda</b><p><i>The</i> …

Japan

From Tailgates to Tech: Dallas Socials Blogger Rides in Style with AT&T and Audi | AT&T

There’s nothing like catching a football game at AT&T Stadium. The energy is indescribable. It’s something all fans should have the opportunity to …

AT&T

Uber dives into content for the first time with Manchester United partnership

Uber is partnering with Manchester United to give football fans across the world exclusive behind-the-scenes content to recreate the experience at Old Trafford stadium.<p>With 569 million fans in over 30 countries, Manchester United is one of the world's most popular football clubs. The new …

Sports Technology

Digital media set for 'big leap' in sports

The digital revolution at sports stadiums will grow much bigger and better with the passage of time, delegates attending the media roundtable ‘Age of …

Innovation