SBD/25/Franchises

Print All
  • FEELING HOT, HOT, HOT: BURN CREATES HISPANIC MARKETING DEPT

              The MLS Burn has formed a Hispanic marketing
         department, with the goal of developing a PR, broadcasting,
         marketing, advertising and community relations plan for the
         Hispanic community.  The department will consist of a
         director, two account execs and a community liaison.  Andy
         Swift, who has served as Hispanic Media Liaison & Community
         Relations Dir for two years, has been promoted to Dir of
         Hispanic Marketing & Community Development (Burn).
    
    

    Print | Tags: FC Dallas, Franchises
  • FRANCHISE NOTES

              In Miami, Barry Jackson reports that after the Marlins'
         recent personnel moves, "several fans" who made partial
         payments for '98 season tickets "have requested and received
         refunds."  But team VP/Sales & Marketing Jim Ross said that
         while 500 people made partial payments on '98 season tickets
         -- ranging from $100 to $400 -- fewer than 10 have asked for
         a refund (MIAMI HERALD, 11/25)....In Denver, prices
         increased for 68% of the seats at Coors Field for the '98
         season, "most dramatically" in the lower deck, from $22 to
         $25.  If all seats are sold, the increases will generate 8%
         more revenue than in '97.  The team will keep about 30% of
         tickets the same cost, while 1,500 seats will be reduced
         (DENVER POST, 11/25)....The "Hanson Brothers" -- of "Slap
         Shot" fame -- performed during the IHL Rafales- Admirals
         game Saturday night.  The game drew 10,480, Milwaukee's
         largest crowd of the season (JOURNAL SENTINEL, 11/23). 
    
    

    Print | Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises
  • M-I-C- SEE, HEAT SEEKS $$; K-Y- WHY? BECAUSE TEAM NEEDS IT!

              Heat Managing General Partner Micky Arison said that he
         "expects to take on at least two additional limited partners
         to increase the team's capital," according to Barry Jackson
         of the MIAMI HERALD.  Arison: "We're losing money, and we
         have a new arena to finance.  The investors will (purchase)
         additional units of stock."  Sources told Jackson that the
         Arison family owns about 85% of the team, with Raanan Katz,
         Julio Iglesias, Robert Sturges and Amancio Suarez each 
         limited partners.  Jackson: "Arison declined to identify
         potential new investors, but a source said Philadelphia
         businessman Sidney Kimmel -- who tried to buy the team in
         1993 -- has expressed interest" (MIAMI HERALD, 11/24). 
    
    

    Print | Tags: Franchises, Miami Heat
Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug