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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Stats Names Software Exec Carl Mergele CEO, Replacing Ken Fuchs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 18

Stats LLC today named software exec Carl Mergele  its new CEO, replacing veteran sports industry leader Ken Fuchs . Mergele, most recently with Lexmark Enterprise Software, will lead day-to-day business for the Chicago-based sports data and analytics company, owned by Vista Equity Partners. F...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Dream season reunites Cubs, mayor

As the Chicago Cubs made their historic march toward their first World Series title since 1908, the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel , was never far away. Emanuel was a regular fixture, appearing at a local park named for former Cubs pitcher K ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Daily: ND, Vivid Seats Create New Ticket Platform

Notre Dame has struck a multiyear partnership with Chicago-based secondary ticketing company Vivid Seats to create a new, university-branded resale platform. The Notre Dame Ticket Exchange, powered by Vivid Seats, is set to debut early next year and will also blend resale listings with primary inven ...

Tags: Colleges

SportsBusiness Daily: Intel Signs Deal To Acquire VR Company Voke

Silicon Valley giant Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire virtual reality company Voke, further expanding its interests in sports. Intel in March led a $12.5M Series A round of venture capital funding for Voke, and less than eight months later, has acquired Voke outright, buying out ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Daily: SI Moves Up Publishing Date For Cubs Cover

SI has accelerated its usual publication schedule to chronicle the Cubs’ World Series win last night. The cover for the Nov. 14 issue of the magazine, featuring Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo and 3B Kris Bryant, was released five days ahead of schedule on SI.com and SI’s social media channels. P ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

SportsBusiness Daily: Ticket Prices For WS Game 7 Moving Downward

The secondary ticket market for World Series Game 7 continues to see rising supply, which in turn is driving prices downward. Minimum listings for tonight’s game are now below $900, down by 40% from $1,500 following last night’s Game 6. During Game 6, starting prices jumped up from $1,30 ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: Latest On World Series Game 6 Prices

The average ticket resale price for tonight’s Cubs-Indians World Series Game 6 in Cleveland has reached $1,562, according to SeatGeek, 15% above where it was at the start of the series last week. But median listing prices have fallen nearly 50% since the Cubs’ win Sunday night in Game 5 ...

SportsBusiness Daily: World Series Ticket Demand Dips

The World Series now heads back to Cleveland after the Cubs last night won a closely contested Game 5 by a score of 3-2 at Wrigley Field to stave off elimination. Ticket resale activity for Game 5 ended with a median sales price on StubHub of $1,500, far less than the $2,800 for Friday's Game 3 or t ...

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB moving to Don Draper’s building

Major League Baseball views its pending consolidation at a new New York headquarters as a continuation of the One Baseball strategy first outlined last year by Commissioner Rob Manfred. The league earlier this month signed a lease to occupy 400,000 square feet on six floors in the Time-Life Build ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB gets Series matchup it needed

  The Indians-Cubs World Series matchup provides an “exclamation point to the season.” Photo by: GETTY IMAGES (2) An unusual World Series ma ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Despite surprise, Tribe sticks with plan

Progressive Field, packed for Game 2, has proved hard to fill for the Indians in recent years. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES The Cleveland Indians, on the heels of a surprising run to the Wo ...

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