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Daniel Kaplan

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

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NFL Says Ticket Sales Down 2% From '16, Noting Chargers' Move

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 17

The NFL said paid ticket sales are down 2% so far this year from '16, though that figure includes the Chargers’ move to L.A. The team left the 70,561-seat Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the 27,000-seat StubHub Center this season. NFL Exec VP/Communications Joe Lockhart cited the figure in...

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SportsBusiness Daily: AmEx Using Holograms In U.S. Open Activation

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, American Express, USTA

08/23/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Rams Add American Airlines As Sponsor

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08/22/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Leaner AFL sees promise in 2017

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/22/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Ads get Rams out and about in new home

The Los Angeles Rams today are debuting their first marketing campaign since the club received permission to relocate from St. Louis in January. Dubbed “We’re Home,” the effort features three players at locations around L.A. The ads, which will appear only outdoors, are on more ...

Tags: Franchises

08/22/16
SportsBusiness Journal: New era, big money, today’s NFL

In the same week that an old-guard owner’s name came off one NFL stadium, the name of a company tied to music and casinos went atop another. As the NFL evolves, one thing remains constant: The money just keeps rolling in. In Buffalo, the decision by Bills owners Terry and Kim P ...

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08/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL considers ’18 opener in China

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/15/16
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08/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN, USTA agree on FanVision devices

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08/09/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Seeks Out-Of-Market Suit Dismissal

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Tags: Media, NFL, CBS, Fox, DirecTV

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