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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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09/07/00
NO FREE SKI: CO RESORTS WRESTLE WITH AGING DEMOGRAPHICS

Vail Resorts announced that it is following Aspen Skiing Co. (ASC) in charging seniors for daily lift tickets, according to Scott Condon of the ASPEN TIMES. For the upcoming ski season, Aspen will cha

Tags: American Skiing Co., Events and Attractions

09/07/00
IMS READY TO REAP MAJOR WINDFALL FROM THREE EVENTS

Fueled by the Formula One race scheduled to debut on September 24, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will "pump about" $727M into the central Indiana economy this year, according to Stephen Beaven

Tags: Events and Attractions, Formula One, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

09/06/00
WHILE SANEX WTA EVENT LEAVES N.Y., IS IMG READY TO MOVE IN?

Though the Sanex WTA Tour''s Chase Championships are moving from N.Y. to Munich in 2001, MSG officials "are negotiating to carry a new event during the same week" in early November, according to Laura

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Events and Attractions, IMG, Interpublic Group of Cos., Madison Square Garden, Octagon, USA Networks, USTA, Viacom

09/01/00
MCENROE-WILLIAMS MADE-FOR-TV MATCH IN THE WORKS FOR CBS?

IMG, which represents both tennis analyst John McEnroe and the Williams sisters, is "attempting to put together an exhibition match between" McEnroe and one of the sisters for a prime time broadcast o

Tags: CBS, Events and Attractions, IMG, Viacom

08/30/00
ASPEN TO LAUNCH NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR WORLD CUP

Aspen, CO, is "initiating a marketing blitz to attract visitors to town for the [World Cup Of Skiing] races on Thanksgiving weekend," according to Janet Urquhart of the ASPEN TIMES. World Cup Organizi

Tags: Events and Attractions

08/29/00
"ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT" X GAMES SATURATED BY CORPORATE PRESENCE

Attending the X Games for the first time with his children last Sunday, the S.F. CHRONICLE''s Sam McManis wrote, "It would be refreshing, I thought, to see a sporting event devoid of the corporate tai

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, PepsiCo, Walt Disney

08/22/00
BAY AREA COLUMNIST SAYS X GAMES MAY NOT HAVE LEGS TO LAST

The X Games are "diverting TV programming, nothing more and nothing less," according to Mark Purdy of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Purdy writes that while the X Games are marketed as "edgy" and "wild,"

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

08/22/00
IT MAY BE SUMMER, BUT PAIR OF SKI EXECS ARE IN THE NEWS

American Skiing Co. (ASC) Founder & CEO Les Otten said that he plans on remaining at the helm of the ski company for at least another five years, according to the Barre- Montpelier TIMES-ARGUS. Last m

Tags: American Skiing Co., Events and Attractions

07/26/00
Sacramento Lauded For Turnout

Despite facilities that were "less-than-major league" and some days of competition that offered "less-than- compelling events," more than 23,000 fans turned out on each of the eight days of the U.S. O

Tags: Events and Attractions, Track & Field, USA Track and Field

07/24/00
EVENT NOTES

A record 24,072 fans attended Sunday''s U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Sacramento, CA (WASHINGTON TIMES, 7/24). In Indianapolis, David Woods writes the Trials'' eight consecutive days of 23,000-

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

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