Quote of the Day
"Calling us whiners and that is kind of unprofessional. Classy broadcasters, like George Blaha and everybody else, wouldn’t have even thought to do something like that on TV."-- Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, on recent tweets from ESPN's Dan Dakich being critical of the school's fan base. (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 2/15)
DC United has signed luxury automaker Audi for naming rights to the team’s $300M stadium. The agreement for Audi Field runs between 10-15 years and is valued at $4M annually, sources said, making it the second biggest deal in MLS behind Banc of California’s reported 15-year, $100M deal for LAFC's new stadium. Most naming-rights agreements in MLS are in the range of $2M a year. DC United negotiated the deal directly with Audi after using Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment as a consultant. Audi is a new team sponsor. At the league level, the brand has been a sponsor since '15. DC United, pending final zoning approvals, expects to break ground this month on a 19,400-seat facility at Buzzard Point, across the Anacostia Riv ...
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