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Super Bowl LII Tickets' Face Value As High As $5,000; Minneapolis Set For 10-Day Fan Fest

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 16 / 18

The face value of Super Bowl LII tickets will be predictably high, and a raise in prices has seats "ranging from $950 in the worst nosebleed offerings all the way" up to $5,000 for club seats that are "typically gifted to sponsors, executives and other VIPs by the league," according to a source cite...

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MIT Sloan Analytics Conference Draws Sellout Crowd

The fifth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, held Friday and Saturday in Boston, surpassed its prior iterations with a sellout crowd of 1,500 people, up 50% from '10, a new two-day program and a high-powered array of speakers and presenters from across the sports industry. In a further te ...

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Raptors, Nets To Play Two Games In London

The Nets and Raptors will play the “first regular-season NBA games in Europe” Friday and Saturday at London's O2 arena, part of the league's “increased international presence,” according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. Both teams “jumped at the chance -- the Nets because of their international plans ...

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FIFA Reports $631M Profit For '10 World Cup

FIFA Thursday said that it has "built up cash reserves of $1.3 billion for 'unforeseen events' after reporting a $631 million profit from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. FIFA President Sepp Blatter "hailed the tournament as a 'huge financial su ...

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WGC Match Play Likely Staying In Arizona

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said speculation the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship is moving from Arizona is "inaccurate," according to Doug Ferguson of the AP. The PGA Tour's contract to host the event at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Dove Mountain expired at the conclusion of last weeken ...

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Hilton Head PGA Tour Event Must Find New Sponsor

The Heritage Tournament Dir Steve Wilmot yesterday said that the PGA Tour event "needs a new sponsor 'sooner than later' if it's to stay on the tour's schedule," according to Josh McCann of the Hilton Head ISLAND PACKET. PGA Tour Exec VP/Communications & Int'l Affairs Ty Votaw said that finding ...

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MLB All-Star Game Ticket Prices Down Big

MLB has levied ticket price reductions as much as 59% for All-Star Game events this summer in Phoenix. Ticket strips are going on sale to the general public today, and strip prices for the entire run of ASG events will range from $247-817, significantly less than last year's events in Anaheim. On an ...

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Indians Holding Music Festival At Ballpark

The Indians will stage a country music event at Progressive Field on June 11 headlined by Brad Paisley, the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year. Paisley will be joined by Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann for the newly created "Indians Music Festival." Tickets will range from $ ...

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MIT Sloan Conference Kicks Off This Week

The fifth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference starts Friday at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where a "sellout crowd of 1,500" will attend the two-day event that has become "part trade show, part seminar, part networking hub," according to Shira Springer of the BOSTON GLOBE ...

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Jones Accepts Blame For Super Bowl Seating Issues

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IndyCar Offers $5M Challenge For Vegas Finale

The Izod IndyCar Series yesterday announced it will offer a $5M challenge to any driver not competing in the series for its season finale race Oct. 16 in Las Vegas. IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said, "We want to see anyone who thinks they're good enough to compete with our drivers. Our drivers are the ...

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