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Venue Managers Hosting Free Webinar On Ebola Incident

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

The Int’l Association of Venue Managers will host a free webinar today taking an in-depth look at how venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have handled the recent Ebola incident in that market. The discussion will include AT&T Stadium, the Texas Motorplex and the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park, ...

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09/18/14
Cox Enterprises Buys Mobile Outfit Experience

Learn more about EXPERIENCE Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises has acquired mobile technology outfit Experience in a deal valued at more than $200M. Experience, formed in early ’12, is best known for mobile ticket and experiential upgrades at sports events, working with a wide variety ...

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09/15/14
Wasserman Receives $100M Investment

Learn more about Madrone Capital Partners Wasserman Media Group has received a $100M "investment from Silicon Valley-based Madrone Capital Partners," an investment group funded by the Wal-Mart-founding Walton family, according to Tripp Mickle of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The investment ...

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09/08/14
New York State OKs Lawsuit Against RBS

A second New York State Court has now given the green light to a lawsuit against Royal Bank of Scotland for its actions during the '10 controversial sale of EPL club Liverpool. While British courts have sided with the club and RBS that its actions were sound, two New York state courts now have agre ...

Tags: Finance, Fenway Sports Group, English Premier League

09/04/14
Stats LLC Buys Bloomberg Sports

Stats LLC has purchased rival sports data and analytics outfit Bloomberg Sports, the company's first major move for Stats since it was acquired in May by S.F.-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The deal will combine the assets of Stats, which has built a global business in sports data ...

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09/03/14
FanDuel Closes $70M Round Of Venture Capital

FanDuel, a N.Y.-based daily fantasy sports company, has closed on a $70M Series D round of venture capital financing, a mammoth round that further highlights the explosive growth for daily fantasy sports. The round also arrives just days after DraftKings Inc., a key rival of FanDuel, closed on its o ...

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08/28/14
SeatGeek Closes On $35M In VC Financing

N.Y.-based ticket search engine SeatGeek has closed on a $35M Series B round of venture capital financing, the latest inflection point of its accelerating growth. The round was led by noted Bay Area venture outfit Accel Partners, but also includes a large group of luminaries from the sports industry ...

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08/20/14
Golf Sales Cut Into Dick's Profits

Women's and youth apparel "helped drive sales higher at Dick's Sporting Goods" in Q2, although "continued declines in the golf and hunting business cut into profits," according to Chris Fleisher of the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW. Sales at its Golf Galaxy stores fell 9.3%, and the company "recorded pr ...

Tags: Finance, Dicks Sporting Goods

08/14/14
ClubCorp Acquires Sequoia Golf For $265M

ClubCorp Holdings yesterday said that it will "buy smaller competitor Sequoia Golf Holdings" for $265M in a deal that will "expand ClubCorp's portfolio of golf and country clubs by roughly 45%," according to Sara Germano of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. ClubCorp, which "went public in September, has an e ...

Tags: Golf, Finance

08/06/14
Disney Posts Record Q3 Despite ESPN

Skyrocketing sports-rights costs "caught up to ESPN last quarter, providing a setback in an otherwise stellar quarter for Walt Disney Co.," according to Ben Fritz of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Hit by "a combination of higher costs" for MLB and the FIFA World Cup, as well as "a shrinking subscribe ...

Tags: Finance, ESPN

08/01/14
CDI Earns Record Quarterly Revenue

Churchill Downs Inc. posted Q2 net income of $57.3M on "record quarterly revenue" of $303.7M, according to Matt Hegarty of DAILY RACING FORM. All of CDI's major business segments "experienced growth" in the quarter, with racing revenue from its four tracks "up slightly" by 1%. Revenue from CDI's cas ...

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