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How Google Searches Can Predict Hockey Ticket Sales

You may have doubts, as some readers did, about whether Google searches are a reliable way to predict that an NHL expansion team would struggle in …


Revealed: the big losers in the AFL’s money war

Two AFL clubs are on the brink of financial collapse and many others are grappling with huge debts, threatening to cost the AFL millions to keep them …


Rugby league sparks $3b in TV rights scrum

A $3 billion bidding frenzy between three free-to-air television networks and pay-TV provider Foxtel for sports rights has been sparked by rugby's …

Entertainment (Australia)

NBA Regular-Season Audience Lower On National Nets, But Teams See Gains On RSNs - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal

NBA regular-season viewership fell again on cable TV during the ’14-15 season, as the league saw some of its bigger markets struggle on the court and …

Cleveland Cavaliers

Visual comparison of Australian sport megatrends by @Ausport and the Future of Sport in NZ by @SportNZ #sportsbiz

What the NBA gets that the other big sports leagues don’t

In a provocative long piece published this Sunday, my colleague Marc Fisher explained why the future of baseball, long considered America's pastime, …


Infographic Friday: Find and Keep Loyal Fans

It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. Today’s content comes to us from VisionCritical who provide some interesting metrics on how …


Las Vegas Is A Terrible Place For An NHL Team

There ought to be more NHL teams in Canada, which has only seven of the 30 NHL franchises despite having about as many hockey fans as the United …

Las Vegas

So what is the MLS business model?

“On a combined basis, MLS and its clubs continue to lose in excess of $100 million per year.” — MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott, October 28, …

Sports Industry

Fitch report rates football infrastructure as a low(er) risk place for investor cash

By Paul Nicholson
April 22 – Credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings has highlighted the current strength of the sports market in its Infra-Read market …


Fox Sports and NBC come out against Verizon's custom TV plans

Not long after ESPN voiced its objection to Verizon's customizable FiOS TV packages, Fox Sports and NBC are following suit. Earlier today, both networks revealed they are also not on board with Verizon's new TV plans, which let customers pick channels based on their viewing preferences, citing a …


How sport sponsorship is joining the digital age

Premium content

From content to mobile - the critical news, trends and insight you must understand in order to shape your future marketing …


How Mark Cuban turned the Dallas Mavericks franchise around by treating it like a startup

When Mark Cuban became the majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks in 2000, the team hadn't had a winning season in 10 years. And because the team was awful, fans weren't showing up to games.

It took Cuban until 2013 to make the Mavericks profitable, but since he took over, the Mavs have made the …

Mark Cuban

Female Sports Fans: A Home Run For Sports Brands

If sports brands and teams want to win their licensing game, market to the female fan. And with the start of the baseball season, you can see the …

Sports Fans

The Premier Experience

Truly experiencing the sights and sounds of English football's top league is a mere dream for millions of fans. But we sent one American reporter to take it all in.

LONDON -- Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Church sits on the very southwest edge of West Ham United's Upton Park, so close that it …

English Premier League

MLS attendances up 16% this season compared to last year

Posted on April 13, 2015 by

So far this season, MLS attendances are up 16% compared to last season. That’s no big surprise with the addition of …


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

Correction: An earlier version of this article said Ted Williams managed at Griffith Stadium.

As sports towns, Washington and Boston share few …


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