SBD/Issue 58/SBD/SBJ Reader Survey

SBD/SBJ Reader Survey: Facilities, Labor And Agents, Colleges

THE DAILY each day this week is presenting the results from the fifth annual SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal readers survey on the state of the sports industry. Today, we look at an overview of facilities, labor and agents and colleges. Turnkey Sports & Entertainment partnered with SBD/SBJ on the survey.

FACILITIES

Best NFL stadium:
Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys)
39.35%
Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers)
10.18%
University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals)
6.61%
Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers)
5.35%
Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles)
4.83%
Responses: 953
Best NBA arena:
Staples Center (Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers)
20.69%
Madison Square Garden (New York Knicks)
14.12%
Conseco Fieldhouse (Indiana Pacers)
12.07%
American Airlines Center (Dallas Mavericks)
8.51%
Wachovia Center (Philadelphia 76ers)
7.00%
Responses: 928
Sports venue now under construction you are most excited to see:
New York Giants/Jets stadium (New Meadowlands Stadium)
55.43%
Minnesota Twins stadium (Target Field)
22.23%
Pittsburgh Penguins arena (Consol Energy Center)
13.36%
Orlando Magic arena (Amway Center)
6.48%
Other
2.49%
Responses: 1,003
Most impressive sports facility that opened in 2009:
Cowboys Stadium
71.53%
Yankee Stadium
18.11%
Citi Field (N.Y. Mets)
7.75%
Other
2.62%
Responses: 994
Major sports facility that opened in 2009 that will leave the most lasting legacy:
Cowboys Stadium
47.80%
Yankee Stadium
46.60%
Citi Field (N.Y. Mets)
3.80%
Other
1.80%
Responses: 1,000
Best NHL arena:
Madison Square Garden (New York Rangers)
10.75%
Wachovia Center (Philadelphia Flyers)
9.73%
Joe Louis Arena (Detroit Red Wings)
9.05%
Xcel Energy Center (Minnesota Wild)
8.26%
Prudential Center (New Jersey Devils)
5.66%
Responses: 884
Best MLB ballpark:
Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)
17.41%
Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)
15.69%
Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)
10.93%
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies)
8.81%
AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants)
7.89%
Responses: 988

 

LABOR AND AGENTS

League that has done the best job in controlling player costs:
NHL
28.66%
MLS
28.18%
NFL
26.42%
NBA
13.09%
MLB
3.66%
Responses: 848
Major sports property most likely to face a player strike or lockout:
NFL
58.10%
NBA
21.79%
NHL
9.17%
MLB
8.45%
MLS
2.50%
Responses: 840
Most effective talent agent:
Scott Boras
44.01%
Tom Condon
12.10%
Drew Rosenhaus
7.82%
Leigh Steinberg
6.97%
Arn Tellem
4.40%
Responses: 818

 

COLLEGES

Grade the NCAAs effectiveness with regard to oversight of college sports:
Responses: 977
Most powerful person in college sports:
George Bodenheimer (ESPN)
40.60%
Mike Slive (SEC)
13.26%
Sean McManus (CBS)
11.61%
Mike Krzyzewski (Duke)
10.69%
Pete Carroll (USC)
6.37%
Responses: 973
Conference that will get the largest rights deal:
ACC
43.27%
Big 12
38.34%
Pac-10
18.40%
Responses: 973
Company/brand that has done the best job aligning with college sports:
Nike
24.14%
Home Depot
14.78%
Allstate
13.84%
Coca-Cola
12.59%
State Farm
11.55%
Responses: 961
Favorite college sport:
Football
51.82%
Basketball
38.46%
Hockey
4.55%
Baseball
1.72%
Lacrosse
1.21%
Soccer
1.21%
Other
1.01%
Responses: 988
In five years, college sports will:
Maintain its national appeal, as it does now
60.47%
Be a stronger national property
35.47%
Be strong regionally, less so nationally
3.15%
Have reduced appeal
0.91%
Responses: 984

 

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