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Daniel Kaplan

Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Strength of MLS evident in stadium lending

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

Sumitomo and JPMorgan Chase lent roughly $80 million for Orlando City SC’s new stadium. Photo by: ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL When Orlando City SC’s new stadium swings open t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Super Bowl competitors

NFL owners this week are slated to name the Super Bowl host sites for 2019, 2020 and 2021, with five cities in the mix: Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami (pitching itself as South Florida), New Orleans and Tampa Bay. The league’s decision to award three games at once means only two of the five bi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL may shift Super Bowl tickets

Under the proposal, the two Super Bowl teams would lose 3,000 tickets from their allocations. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES The NFL is considering significantly lowering the number of Super ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Benson: Heirs "Tried To Kill Me"

Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson testified during a deposition two months ago that his estranged daughter and grandchildren “tried to kill me.” Excerpts of the 88-year-old’s March 28 and March 29 depositions were made public today in Louisiana federal court filings. Aske ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Wins Best In Sports Social Media

Melissa Rosenthal Brenner fought through laryngitis to accept the NBA's award for Best in Sports Social Media. While she may have had difficulty getting out some of her thank yous, it is not hard to understand why the NBA won. With 1 billion followers across team, league and player social media plat ...

Tags: Sports Business Awards, NBA

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners To Vote On Allowing Tablet Video

NFL owners are scheduled to vote next week on allowing in-game video on sideline tablets, a proposal that was tabled in March at the league's annual meeting. NFL players for years on the sidelines have poured over still photos of the game action, and those images have been available digitally since ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Belmont Stakes Wins Sports Event Of The Year

NYRA President & CEO Christopher Kay described himself as surprised to win the Sports Event of the Year award. After all, he was up against the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and the inspirational Women's World Cup, to name just two of the other nominees in the category. But 100,749 people s ...

Tags: Sports Business Awards

SportsBusiness Daily: Team8's Silva Leaving Representation Business

Tennis and hockey agent Andre Silva is leaving the representation business to become ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open Tournament Dir. Silva has been a top exec at Team8, the agency formed by Roger Federer’s agent Tony Godsick. Team8 represents largely tennis players, though last year i ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Big Legal Win For Tom Benson

In a big win for Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson , a Louisiana federal court today ruled his lawsuit may continue against two trustees who have been blocking the transfer of interests in his teams from the trusts of his disowned heirs. The trustees, Robert Rosenthal and Mary Rowe , had decl ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL, Insurers Agree To Delay Hearing

Attorneys for the NFL and its insurers today jointly agreed to delay until June 2 a critical court hearing to determine their dispute over whether to commence discovery into what the NFL knew about the risks of playing football. A New York state judge on April 29 ordered discovery to commence in the ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Did NFL fine Saints?

Has the NFL fined the New Orleans Saints for trying to move shares of the team from Tom Benson’s embattled heirs to his wife, Gayle? Documents filed in federal court last week as part of the Benson lawsuit against two trustees seeking to block the transfer suggest the team at the very least ...

Tags: Franchises

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