Quote of the Day

"It's OK to look for revenue generation, and I applaud Steve Patterson for that. My point is that for such a major decision involving the football stadium, I wanted more data on whether there were adverse incidents or not."
-– Outgoing Univ. of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, on his decision not to approve alcohol sales at Royal-Memorial Stadium this fall. (AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 7/11)
Friday July 11, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 211 Print This Issue

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  • Packing A Punch

    Part of the decline is due to $300M in expansion costs at Lambeau Field

    The Packers for FY '13-14 "reported a record" $321.4M in total revenue, 5.2% more than last year, though their $25.3M in net income is 41% less than the year before, according to a front-page piece by Richard Ryman of the GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE. The decline in net income "was because they signed key players -- notably quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews -- during the fiscal year, which ends in March, and because they are beginning to absorb" more than $300M in expansion costs at Lambeau Field. Total expenses for the year were $298.5M, up $44.8M, from '12-13. Of that increase, $35M "was players costs" and $8M was "depreciation related to expansion projects." Total revenue has "increased every year since the Packers m ...

  • A Chill In The Air

    How will rooftop owners react to city approving Cubs' Wrigley Field renovation plan?

  • Strange Brew

    Univ. of Texas surprisingly decides not to sell alcohol at football games this season.

  • Dance The Foxtrot

    Fox says 95% of ad inventory for MLB All-Star Game is sold out.

  • Still A Fan Favorite

    Derek Jeter once again tops the list of MLB's top-selling jerseys.

  • In It For The Long Hall

    The College Football HOF sets it opening date just ahead of the start of the '14 season.

  • In Dust We Trust

    Cuban targeting Mavs fans to boost growth of Cyber Dust app.

  • You Got Me Runnin'

    FIFA scalping suspect escapes hotel, now declared fugitive.

  • Back To The Drawing Board

    The Nets decide to can their comic book-inspired mascot of two seasons.

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