About The Author

Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

Featured Story

Soccer’s growing reach

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 02 / 14

They were standing five deep along the bar, shoulder to shoulder from wall to wall, spilling out the open front door and into the courtyard, where another screen provided a viewing spot for those who hadn’t secured space inside. It is like this on many a Saturday at Hooligans, a soccer bar ...

Read More

Tags: In-Depth

More Stories by this Author

10/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Bradley-Marquez Delivers Gate Of More Than $3M

Timothy Bradley's decision victory against Juan Manuel Marquez on Oct. 12 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas delivered a gate of $3,026,650 on 9,164 tickets sold for Top Rank, a take nearly identical to that which the promoter collected last year from a fight that sold nearly twice as many tic ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Bellator gets into PPV with big names

When the CEO of Viacom-owned MMA promotion Bellator heard that Quentin “Rampage” Jackson was looking for a place to jump-start a career that was fading in the UFC, he ran the idea past Kevin Kay, the Spike Network president who had seen firsthand the role Jackson played in the UFC’ ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/14/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Top Rank Sees Solid Results For Cotto Fight

Top Rank's decision to take iconic Puerto Rican fighter Miguel Cotto to Orlando, the market with the nation's second-largest Puerto Rican population, earlier this month delivered ticket sales of $561,697 and concessions and merchandise sales of $341,131, according to documents filed with the Florida ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

10/14/13
SportsBusiness Journal: New digs for Vegas fight?

A planned 20,000-seat arena on the Las Vegas Strip, loaded with premium amenities such as suites and clubs, has fight promoters seeing green.

Tags: In-Depth

10/14/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Fight story lines to watch

Ring docs This month’s airing of the HBO Films presentation “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” a docudrama that explores Ali’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after he was convicted of draft dodging, began a run of several shows that HBO Sports hopes will work han ...

Tags: In-Depth

10/14/13
SportsBusiness Journal: UFC's strange trip to FS1

On the first Sunday of the NFL season, four days after “The Ultimate Fighter” launched to the lowest debut-night rating of its history, Fox Sports used the most valuable promotional real estate in its portfolio to do what Fox Sports does best: Yell a little louder. Fox plugged &ldq ...

Tags: In-Depth

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: How StubHub built a home in sports

When Jeff Fluhr and Eric Baker came up with the idea for StubHub as first-year students at Stanford business school in 2000, they identified three characteristics that made ticket resale a prime opportunity. They saw a vast market, with billions of dollars in tickets to sporting events and concer ...

Tags: In-Depth

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: StubHub's troubleshooters

In customer service circles, it’s called WISMO ­— Where is my order? When that question comes to StubHub, it sets in motion a dynamic unlike that facing the typical retail outlet. “We want consumers to have what feels like the retail experience you get with Amazon or Barnes & ...

Tags: In-Depth

09/13/13
SportsBusiness Daily: A-Listers Flock To Mayweather-Alvarez Bout

Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather Jr. - Canelo Alvarez fight is the biggest bout in years and is attracting the glitterati to ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Execs from Showtime, MGM Entertainment and Golden Boy Promotions were huddling to discuss the seating arrangements late ...

09/09/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Showtime bout already breaking records

Earlier in his career as an attorney representing athletes and entertainers, Showtime Sports head Stephen Espinoza worked behind the scenes for two of boxing’s mega-stars, Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson. Even he has been struck by the clamor surrounding the network’s Saturday pay-per-vi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug