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Christopher Botta

Christopher Botta covers hockey and soccer for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Why soccer’s Gulati gets a kick out of teaching

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

“You’re here with an extraordinary opportunity. Wherever the journey takes you, have a high intolerance for the pain of others.” This was U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati in early May, speaking before 190 students in a packed auditorium at Columbia University. It ...

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02/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Beck & Score To Provide World Cup Hospitality

L.A.-based event travel company Beck & Score has been selected as an authorized sub-agent of SportsMark for hospitality programs at the '14 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. SportsMark is the exclusive sales agent of Match Hospitality in the U.S. of World Cup hospitality programs. Beck & Score will ...

02/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Andrews’ tenure marked by AHL’s growth

David Andrews is celebrating his 20th season as president and chief executive officer of the American Hockey League. In two years, he hopes to celebrate something else: his retirement. “After this season, I’ll be here for two more, and then someone else will have the job,” said ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/31/14
On The Ground: The NHL Shift: Numbers and notes, 1/31/2014

A look at the past week in the NHL and a glimpse at what’s ahead: • THE NUMBERS 1983: The year NHL COO John Collins graduated from Long Island University, as celebrated in a print ad by the college highlighting Collins and other LI ...

Tags: On The Ground

01/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Access will pay off in NHL daily show

In agreeing to send its players to the 2014 Winter Olympics, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association were able to obtain unprecedented access in Sochi for their own media platforms — NHL Network, NHL.com and NHLPA.com — along with an agreement to coordinate key public relations effort ...

Tags: Media

01/24/14
On The Ground: The NHL Shift: Numbers and notes, 1/24/2014

A look at the past week in the NHL and a glimpse at what’s ahead: • THE NUMBERS 47 percent: The percentage of the league’s teams (14 of 30) that continue to average at least 100 percent in home attendance now well past the midway mark of the season. Last year, 16 of 30 posted ...

Tags: On The Ground

01/21/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Dan Hunt Named FC Dallas President

Dan Hunt has been named President of FC Dallas. Hunt will direct the MLS club's business operations and will be part of the club's leadership team – along with Technical Dir  Fernando Clavijo and new head coach Oscar Pareja – that reports to FC Dallas Chair Clark Hunt , Dan's ...

01/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Stadium Series cast follows script

Putting its big-event strategy to a grueling test, the NHL is about to produce three outdoor games over five days on two coasts. Final preparations are taking place this week for the opening of the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, which begins Saturday night when the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/17/14
On The Ground: The NHL Shift: Numbers and notes, 1/17/2014

A look at the past week in the NHL and a glimpse at what’s ahead: • THE NUMBERS 12 hours: That’s the length of time between the end of the Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium next Saturday (Jan. 25) and the start of the Rangers-Devils game at Yankee Stadium the following aftern ...

Tags: On The Ground

01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: King of all Super Bowl parties

Besides “The Book of Mormon,” arguably the hottest ticket in New York outside of the Super Bowl is for a one-night-only event. On Jan. 31, Sirius XM is hosting a public birthday party for Howard Stern at Hammerstein Ballroom. Jimmy Kimmel will host the show, which will be broadcast li ...

Tags: Super Bowl

01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Hot tickets on Broadway

For Broadway theater producers, this year’s Super Bowl is a mixed blessing. “We’re not expecting it to be a boon, but we’re also not expecting a drop-off,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, a trade association of theater owners and ...

Tags: Super Bowl

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