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  • SBD/SBJ Reader Survey: Facilities, Motorsports, College And Labor

    THE DAILY each day this week is presenting the results from the fourth annual SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal readers survey on the state of the sports industry. Today, we look at Facilities, Motorsports, College, Labor & Agents and the Best of the Rest.

    FACILITIES

    Best MLB ballpark:
    Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)
    17.07%
    Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)
    15.25%
    Citizens Bank Park
    (Philadelphia Phillies)
    9.64%
    Yankee Stadium
    (New York Yankees)
    9.64%
    Oriole Park at Camden Yards
    (Baltimore Orioles)
    8.50%
    Responses: 1,318
    Best NBA arena:
    Staples Center
    (Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers)
    17.00%
    Madison Square Garden
    (New York Knicks)
    14.03%
    Conseco Fieldhouse
    (Indiana Pacers)
    11.14%
    Wachovia Center
    (Philadelphia 76ers)
    9.32%
    American Airlines Center
    (Dallas Mavericks)
    9.24%
    Responses: 1,212
    New sports venue most excited to see:
    Dallas Cowboys stadium
    32.65%
    New York Yankees ballpark
    28.48%
    New York Giants/Jets stadium
    8.26%
    New York Mets ballpark (Citi Field)
    7.27%
    Pittsburgh Penguins arena
    5.61%
    Responses: 1,320
    Favorite concession item:
    Hot dog
    28.12%
    Beer
    18.62%
    Local specialty
    18.33%
    Soft pretzel
    11.09%
    Nachos
    6.81%
    Responses: 1,380
    Best NFL stadium:
    Lambeau Field
    (Green Bay Packers)
    14.29%
    University of Phoenix Stadium
    (Arizona Cardinals)
    12.76%
    Lucas Oil Stadium
    (Indianapolis Colts)
    8.51%
    Lincoln Financial Field
    (Philadelphia Eagles)
    7.62%
    Gillette Stadium
    (New England Patriots)
    7.30%
    Responses: 1,246
    Best NHL arena:
    Wachovia Center
    (Philadelphia Flyers)
    11.27%
    Madison Square Garden
    (New York Rangers)
    11.01%
    Xcel Energy Center
    (Minnesota Wild)
    7.63%
    Joe Louis Arena
    (Detroit Red Wings)
    7.19%
    Prudential Center
    (New Jersey Devils)
    7.19%
    Responses: 1,154
    Most frequent design-related gripe with sports venues:
    Parking
    40.57%
    Concourses/pedestrian flow
    27.51%
    Seating quality/dimensions
    16.07%
    Sight lines
    5.21%
    Sound system quality
    4.48%
    Responses: 1,363

    MOTORSPORTS

    State of NASCAR now compared with five years ago:
    Stronger property
    28.81%
    Weaker property
    27.89%
    About the same
    26.47%
    Much stronger property
    12.14%
    Much weaker property
    4.69%
    Responses: 1,194
    Biggest challenge facing NASCAR in the year ahead:
    Rising cost of sponsorships
    31.48%
    Health of U.S. automakers
    26.26%
    TV ratings
    15.24%
    Expansion beyond U.S. borders
    13.22%
    Attendance
    9.85%
    Responses: 1,188
    The sport of NASCAR:
    Has peaked and will remain flat
    54.08%
    Still has major growth potential
    26.58%
    Has started to decline
    19.34%
    Responses: 1,189
    Property best positioned for growth:
    IndyCar Series
    71.62%
    NHRA
    15.31%
    American Le Mans
    8.68%
    IHRA
    4.39%
    Responses: 1,117

    COLLEGE

    Best overall conference:
    SEC
    36.06%
    Big Ten
    17.68%
    Big East
    12.74%
    Pac-10
    11.97%
    ACC
    11.58%
    Big 12
    8.11%
    Responses: 1,295
    Company/brand that has done the best job aligning with college sports:
    ESPN
    34.23%
    Nike
    19.53%
    Home Depot
    8.42%
    Coca-Cola
    7.96%
    Allstate
    7.66%
    Responses: 1,306
    Favorite college sport:
     
    Football
    47.12%
    Basketball
    41.72%
    Hockey
    6.66%
    Baseball
    1.92%
    Responses: 1,352
    Grade for the NCAAs effectiveness with its oversight of college sports:
    Responses: 1,326
    Most overrated conference:
    Big Ten
    31.22%
    Pac-10
    16.12%
    SEC
    14.24%
    Big East
    13.46%
    ACC
    13.07%
    Big 12
    5.87%
    Responses: 1,278
    Most underrated conference:
    Big East
    15.62%
    Pac-10
    15.22%
    Mountain West
    12.75%
    Mid-American
    10.52%
    Big 12
    8.76%
    Responses: 1,255
    Most powerful person in college sports:
    Myles Brand (NCAA)
    41.74%
    Mike Krzyzewski (Duke)
    18.15%
    Mike Slive (SEC)
    10.40%
    Jim Delaney (Big Ten)
    7.29%
    Responses: 1,289

    LABOR & AGENTS

    Agent you wouldn't want to face at the negotiating table:
    Scott Boras
    49.19%
    Drew Rosenhaus
    20.44%
    Tom Condon
    5.17%
    Leigh Steinberg
    4.50%
    Mark Steinberg
    4.07%
    Responses: 1,179
    Agent you'd want to negotiate your contract:
    Scott Boras
    29.57%
    Tom Condon
    12.15%
    Leigh Steinberg
    12.15%
    Drew Rosenhaus
    11.21%
    Arn Tellem
    7.99%
    Responses: 1,177
    Most effective union leader:
    Donald Fehr (MLBPA)
    47.97%
    Billy Hunter (NBPA)
    17.95%
    Richard Berthelsen (NFLPA)
    17.62%
    Paul Kelly (NHLPA)
    7.36%
    Responses: 1,209
    Least effective union leader:
    Paul Kelly (NHLPA)
    33.16%
    Billy Hunter (NBPA)
    21.21%
    Donald Fehr (MLBPA)
    20.20%
    Richard Berthelsen (NFLPA)
    14.23%
    Responses: 1,188

    THE BEST OF THE REST

    Medal you would award China for its hosting of the Beijing Games:
    Silver
    41.88%
    Gold
    30.25%
    Bronze
    16.08%
    No medal
    11.78%
    Responses: 1,256
    Strongest leader in the U.S. golf industry:
    Tim Finchem (PGA Tour)
    61.06%
    Billy Payne (Augusta National)
    20.11%
    David Fay (USGA)
    9.51%
    Joe Steranka (PGA of America)
    4.75%
    Carolyn Bivens (LPGA Tour)
    4.57%
    Responses: 1,094
    Most progressive tennis property:
    USTA
    46.10%
    ATP
    34.88%
    WTA
    19.02%
    Responses: 1,078
    International property with the biggest growth potential:
    Premier League (soccer)
    69.10%
    Formula One
    12.84%
    Rugby
    10.75%
    Cricket
    7.30%
    Responses: 1,246
    Global property you would most want to be associated with:
    Summer Olympics
    45.48%
    FIFA World Cup
    44.41%
    Winter Olympics
    10.12%
    Responses: 1,216
    If Tiger Woods can't play next year, the business of professional golf will:
    Decline slightly
    37.11%
    Stay flat
    27.79%
    Decline significantly
    22.33%
    Grow slightly
    10.92%
    Still grow significantly
    1.85%
    Responses: 1,245
    Most progressive golf property:
    PGA Tour
    58.92%
    European Tour
    14.20%
    LPGA Tour
    12.33%
    USGA
    7.45%
    PGA of America
    7.10%
    Responses: 1,127
    State of action sports today compared with five years ago:
    Somewhat stronger
    43.93%
    Same
    19.63%
    Much stronger
    18.66%
    Somewhat weaker
    15.69%
    Much weaker
    2.09%
    Responses: 1,243
    Strongest leader in the U.S. tennis industry:
    Arlen Kantarian (USTA)
    56.61%
    Ian Ritchie (All England Club)
    22.14%
    Larry Scott (WTA)
    21.25%
    Responses: 1,021

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