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Sports Marketing Symposium: Turning Profits Around World Cup, Olympics

The question of how the World Cup and Olympics can become profitable for everyone involved was at the center of a panel on assessing the value of large global sporting events yesterday at the ’14 CSE Sports Marketing Symposium. Both panelists — Holy Cross economics professor Victor Mathe…

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Devils Aim To Create Unique Fan Experience With Prudential Center Upgrades

Prudential Center is undergoing a multimillion-dollar upgrade of its facilities, dining options and concessions as “part of the Devils’ efforts to revolutionize the game-day experience in the 7-year-old arena,” according to Jeff Roberts of the Bergen RECORD. The renovations and tech …

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Time To Participate In The 2014 SBJ/SBD Reader Survey

It’s time to make your opinion known as the 10th annual SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Reader Survey is underway. The survey features 100 questions across leagues, teams, facilities, sponsorship, media, and more.

*What is the biggest sports business story of the past …

Penguins Hold Public Meeting On Civic Arena Redevelopment Plans

A public meeting at Duquesne Univ. last night on the Penguins’ preliminary development plans for the former Civic Arena site drew a crowd “more than twice as large” as the “contentious first public meeting last week.” The proposed development “will gobble about 3,200 parking spaces availab…

Today Marks Last Day For Retirees To Opt Out Of NFL Concussion Suit

Former NFL players have until today to “decide whether to opt out or take part in a tentative settlement of concussion suits against the league.” So far, “few have opted out.” Attorney Dirk Vandever said that he “will take part in the settlement” on behalf of the daughter of&nb…

SBJ/SBD Kick Off 12th Annual CSE Sports Marketing Symposium In N.Y.

The 12th annual CSE Sports Marketing Symposium kicks off today at the N.Y. Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The event, hosted by SBJ/SBD, examines sports marketing from the point of view of brand-side marketers. Through a series of in-depth case studies, roundtable discussions and feature…

Heineken Becomes Official Beer Of MLS, Replacing Budweiser

MLS today is set to announce that Heineken will become the league’s official beer in a five-year deal. The partnership will begin in January and see Heineken replace Budweiser as the official sponsor, which it had been for nearly 20 years. The new deal will give Heineken exclusive ri…

Time To Participate In The 2014 SBJ/SBD Reader Survey

It’s time to make your opinion known as the 10th annual SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Reader Survey is underway. The survey features 100 questions across leagues, teams, facilities, sponsorship, media, and more.

*What is the biggest sports business story of the past …

Cubs Break Ground On Wrigley Renovations; Kenney Not Worried About TV Deal

The Cubs on Saturday held a groundbreaking ceremony for Wrigley Field’s expansion and restoration, which they are now calling “The 1060 Project.” In addition to team Owners the Ricketts family, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, and former Cubs players Milt Pappas and …

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MLB Players Want Voice In Process Of Addressing Pace Of Play

Several MLBers this week said that “players want ‘a voice'” in the effort to speed up play, adding that they are “concerned that … no one except the players’ union has asked them what they thought.” The pace-of-play study committee appointed last month does not include players, but MLB C…

Twitter Me This….

Thanks @landondonovan for all you have done for the game. We will miss you in the Red, White and Blue. — Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) October 10, 2014
Manziel on Gurley: “He’s built an image for himself. He’s built somewhat of a brand. I feel he should be able to capit…

Tweet Pic Of The Day….

The EQ staff has the helmets ready for the #HammerDownCancer game. #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/uQWoD3fqGB — Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) October 10, 2014

Buzzer Beaters….

The Yankees on Friday announced that Brian Cashman has “signed a three-year deal to return” as Senior VP & GM. Financial terms were not disclosed, but his previous three-year deal was worth $9M ( NEWSDAY.com, 10/10 ).

Procter & Gamble announced the release of Bount…

MLB Sponsor T-Mobile To Create “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” Ad

Starting tonight, MLB sponsor T-Mobile is leveraging the MLB postseason with what it is calling “THE Biggest 7th Innings Stretch Ever #TheBig7th.” Fans are being encouraged through MLB media to post “video selfies” of themselves singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” A mashup…

Weekend Plans With Gimbal’s Brian Dunphy: Pumpkin Carving With The Kids

Like most Cardiff-by-the-Sea residents, Gimbal Senior VP/Business Development BRIAN DUNPHY enjoys weekends catching waves on the water and partaking in the large number of sports the beautiful Encinitas, Calif., beach community has to offer. But these days, he commits most of his time …

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Peter Feigin Named Bucks President, Will Focus On Potential Arena Site

The Bucks yesterday named California-based Deluxe Entertainment Service Group CMO & Chief Revenue Officer PETER FEIGIN President. Prior to working at Deluxe, Feigin was President & COO of Marquis Jet and helped lead its acquisition by NetJets. From ’98-’04, he worked for the Knic…

NHL Shoots Down Maple Leafs’ Zamboni With Giant Deodorant Stick Replica

The Maple Leafs last night did not use “their customized, rolling billboard zamboni” that features a giant replica of a Right Guard deodorant stick because the NHL “won’t approve it,” according to Darren Dreger of TSN.ca. This “pimped out, product pumping zamboni is causing NHL grief”…

Cisco Systems Inks Multiyear Extension With NBA, Increases Role With WNBA

The NBA has signed a multiyear extension with Cisco Systems, the league’s official technology partner since ’07. Cisco will maintain a series of category rights for the NBA, WNBA, NBA D-League and USA Basketball. The new deal, however, contains a series of new elements, including a larger …

Still Without Permanent GM, Braves Brass Begins Reshaping Front Office

The Braves are “undoubtedly moving forward and shaking things up, having realigned their front office so rapidly and extensively that it’s clear the old-guard trio assigned to guide this overhaul was ready to turn the page,” according to David O’Brien of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUT…

NBA Franchises Anticipate Infusion Of Cash From League’s New TV Deal

The importance of the NBA’s cap situation “cannot be overstated,” as it has been the “single biggest topic of conversation” among team execs for the last year, according to Zach Lowe of GRANTLAND. No one knows “exactly how the league plans to infuse the money, and the solution could …

Klutch Sports Group’s Rich Paul Stands Out After Tumultuous NBA Summer

Klutch Sports Group Founder RICH PAUL has “come a long way from his younger days in East Cleveland and in so many ways, it was that very neighborhood that prepared him for the most tumultuous summer imaginable for a sports agent,” according to a profile by Chris Haynes of the Cleveland P…

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Dodgers’ Walter Confirms Interest In Combining Assets With Nets

Dodgers Chair Mark Walter on Friday “confirmed” that Guggenheim Partners is “interested in acquiring a piece” of the Nets, according to Nightengale & Zillgitt of USA TODAY. Walter said, “We’re going ahead hopefully. I haven’t seen any numbers on it. I think it’s a great franchise. I ha…

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