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

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Goldman to bankroll Chargers’ move

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 02 / 15

The Chargers and Raiders say they’ll build in Carson, Calif., if they do not reach deals in their current homes. Rendering: MANICA ARCHITECTURE Goldman Sachs will finance the Sa...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Lions’ variable pricing to be NFL first

The Detroit Lions are expected today to unveil a pricing plan for 2014 that will make them the first NFL team to implement variable ticket pricing for the regular season and that slashes the price of tickets for their preseason games by 70 percent. The NFL for years has been hit with criticism ov ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: Coverage of players with CTE in question

The discovery in the last decade of the disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of deceased NFL players helped tip the scales of public concern about the effects of playing football and influenced the proposed $760 million settlement of concussion litigation brought against the league ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: Future uncertain for NFL's settlement

Is the $760 million proposed NFL concussion settlement doomed? The question comes not because a federal judge last week turned down, for the time being, the proposed deal, asking in her ruling whether the offered money is enough. The NFL presumably could find extra dollars if that’s require ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL shows flair for the dramatic

Give my regards to Broadway. Those famous words may sum up the NFL’s bold Super Bowl entertainment experiment unfolding in the coming weeks — almost more so than the highly publicized fact that it’s the first time the game is being held outdoors in a cold-weather city. ...

Tags: Super Bowl

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Hosting Panel On WiFi At Venues

The NFL today   is hosting a fan experience panel for the media at league HQs to highlight its effort to make WiFi more available in stadiums. The panel will include a presentation from Extreme Networks, which in November acquired Enterasys. Enterasys holds the designation as the NFL’s pr ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Raises NCAA Issues Around NFL Settlement

In addition to raising concerns about the size of the NFL’s $760M concussion settlement, U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody today in her opinion rejecting preliminary approval also expressed concern that players who would receive payments could not then sue the NCAA . “I have addit ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Declines To Approve NFL Concussion Deal

Federal court judge Anita Brody in a surprising move this morning declined to preliminarily approve the proposed $760M settlement of the NFL concussion litigation, which was announced to great fanfare in August. "In light of my duty to protect the rights of all potential class members and the insuff ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Nippert Trust Looks To Sell Team Invetsments

The Nippert Trust has hired investment bank Park Lane to sell its minority shares in the Reds and Bengals, sources said. The Trust owns about 4% of the Reds and a smaller share of the Bengals. The Nipperts, wife Louise and husband Louis , were wealthy benefactors in Cincinnati during their lifeti ...

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL settlement blocks lawsuits against NCAA

Former NFL players who receive cash payouts as part of the proposed class-action, $760 million settlement of lawsuits that contend the league hid the dangers of concussions cannot sue the NCAA for the same reason. According to a copy of the 85-page NFL settlement proposal filed in federal court l ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Are tickets options an option?

Next month’s Super Bowl will generate about $75 million in ticket revenue, a nice late-holiday treat for the league. But what if the league is just scratching the surface and could increase that amount to half a billion dollars — without raising ticket prices? Such is the contention o ...

Tags: Super Bowl

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