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Daniel Kaplan

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

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NFL Invites Sponsors To Be Part Of Times Square Attraction

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 16

The NFL sent its sponsors a letter this morning notifying them of the new partnership to build a four-story entertainment center in Times Square with Cirque du Soleil, and inviting them to take part. NFL CMO Dawn Hudson said, “Now we are going to have a series of meetings. Many of our partne...

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SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open’s slogan toasts inside game

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships has changed its marketing slogan to put the focus on the dramatic on-site changes for this year’s event, including a roof over its main stadium. The slogan “Nothing Beats Being Here,” which de ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Return of EA money drives NFLPA revenue

The NFL Players Association’s commercial revenue reached $134.5 million in the year covering the most recent season, an all-time high, fueled by the reappearance of payments from Electronic Arts and a large contribution from the NFL. The increase in revenue — up 30 percent o ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Benson Trial: Judge Denies Sealing Records

A federal judge today denied sealing team and league financials for the upcoming trial between Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson and two trustees who oversee trusts for his estranged heirs. Benson is seeking to move interests in the teams out of the trusts and replace them with promissory notes ...

SportsBusiness Daily: U.S. Open Prepping New Marketing Slogans

The U.S. Open tennis tournament for the first time in three years is changing its marketing slogan, focusing on the significant on-site changes this year, including a roof over the main stadium. The campaign begins to break today. The old slogan "Nothing Beats Being Here" has now been retired ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, USTA

SportsBusiness Daily: Court Will Not Hear Concussion Appeal

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals today declined to hear an appeal by objectors to the NFL concussion settlement, leaving the Supreme Court as the only apparent avenue of last recourse. A lower federal court last year approved the settlement, which could top $1B, while a three-judge panel of the Se ...

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL finds funds for settlement

The NFL is taking $150 million out of a growing but unused revenue-sharing pool to prepare paying for the settlement in a concussion lawsuit against the league, and may continue to tap that money for the same purpose. Owners voted at their spring meeting last week on the move, which means that, i ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL ups travel payments for teams

The NFL is substantially increasing the travel fees it will pay the two Super Bowl teams now that it stripped 6,000 tickets total out of their allotment. Owners last week approved shifting the tickets to On Location Experiences, a private equity-backed event firm the league owns about 20 percent of, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Patriots File Brief Backing Tom Brady

The Patriots now are legally opposing the NFL, a stance one of the league's teams have not taken since the Raiders and Cowboys in the '80s and '90s, respectively.

SportsBusiness Daily: L.A. Pulls Out Of Bidding For '20 Super Bowl

L.A. has pulled out of the bidding for Super Bowl LIV in '20, and will bid this afternoon on only the '21 game, bid chair Casey Wasserman told THE DAILY this morning. L.A. was slated to bid for both the '20 and '21 games, along with Tampa, Atlanta and South Florida. The NFL granted L.A. a ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NFL

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

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