Featured Story

Low Attendance Leaves Fontana IndyCar Date In Doubt; Drivers Lament Pack Racing

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 15

The Verizon IndyCar Series MavTV 500 could have been the series' "last stand at Auto Club Speedway," because Saturday's "great show was witnessed by an embarrassingly small crowd, maybe 10,000 and change in the 68,000-seat grandstand and a little more than a handful of RVs in the infield campground,...

Read More

Tags: IndyCar, International Speedway Corp., Events and Attractions

More Stories

Women The Buzz At U.S. Open

All of the top players on the Sanex WTA Tour "have a potent combination of talent, glamour and tennis-kid brattiness," according to a TIME cover story by Joel Stein, who writes the women "air their gr

Tags: CBS, Events and Attractions, Tennis, Viacom

Sponsors OK W/Anna's Absence

Many sponsors of Anna Kournikova, who will miss the U.S. Open and has played in only 13 singles matches this year due to injury, "aren''t too stressed about her lack of appearances on the court this y

Tags: ABC, AMG Sports, CBS, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Football, Interpublic Group of Cos., Nike, Octagon, Tennis, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

X Games Draw 200,000 Plus

ESPN execs said that 234,950 fans attended ESPN''s ''01 summer X Games, which concluded yesterday in Philadelphia, according to Robert Moran of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Admission to the X Games was

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

X Games Draws Coveted Crowd

For the first two days of the ''01 summer X Games this past weekend, TV ratings on ABC and ESPN were up 20%, according to Kevin Downey of MEDIA LIFE MAGAZINE, who noted ABC''s Saturday telecast of the

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Nielsen, Walt Disney

Skateboarder Dove Rips ESPN

Skateboarder Matt Dove, who won the best trick gold medal "only after a protest" at the ESPN X Games in Philadelphia yesterday, "stirred up a controversy, ... and raised issues about the integrity of

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, General Motors, McDonalds, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Reebok, Walt Disney

X Games Moves Indoors

ESPN officials said that Friday''s X Games session at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, which marked the first time the event was held indoors, drew 33,300 fans, according to Todd Zolecki of the

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

X Games Head Indoors

Beginning today, the ESPN X Games will "switch from outdoor locales around Philadelphia to the First Union Center for a final six-day run," according to Robert Moran of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Mora

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Football, McDonalds, Walt Disney

Are X Games Annoying Athletes?

For some athletes, the X Games "have gone to excess," and BMX dirt jumper Taj Mihelich, a past X Games medalist, "refused to participate," according to Erin Chain of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Mihelich s

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

ESPN OK With X Games Crowds

ESPN Assistant Dir for Marketing & Communication Amy Lupo said that "about 15,000 people attended skateboard and street luge events" this past weekend at the ESPN X Games in Philadelphia, which marked

Tags: ABC, ATT, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, General Motors, Motorola, PepsiCo, Walt Disney

IAAF Championships Earn Profit

IAAF World Championships in Athletics officials announced that the ten-day event in Edmonton sold about 400,886 tickets, placing the IAAF "past its [C]$12.5-million break-even sales target," according

Tags: Events and Attractions, Track & Field

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug