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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 01 / 15

#MLSAtlanta President & @SpursOfficial former director @DarrenEalesATL joins @ATLSpurs for the Capital One Cup #COYS ! pic.twitter.com/oHfmGmCP3b — MLS Atlanta (@MLSAtlanta2017) March 1, 2015

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Blue Jays Raise Prices For First Time In Five Years

The Blue Jays yesterday announced that single-game ticket prices "will increase by $2 [all figures US] for premium and regular games" for the start of the '15 season, according to Robert MacLeod of the GLOBE & MAIL. Premium-priced games "are those played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in ...

Tags: Franchises, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

Braves Putting '17 Season Tix Up For Sale

Season tickets for the Braves' first year at SunTrust Park in '17 will go on sale in March, and team Exec VP/Business Operations Mike Plant said that a "high-tech setup will let prospective purchasers see what the view would be like from whatever part of the new stadium they have in mind," according ...

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Oilers' Tix Prices Will Likely Rise In New Arena

Oilers fans "may have to pony up even more dough to attend future games at the new Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton," according to surveys cited by Trevor Robb of the EDMONTON SUN. The Oilers Seating Options surveys that were sent to season-ticket holders last Friday "describe some of the swan ...

Tags: Franchises, Edmonton Oilers

Magic: Lakers Criticism Not For Personal Gain

Basketball HOFer Magic Johnson called this offseason the "biggest summer of Jim Buss’ life," because the team is "starting to lose the fan base." Appearing on ESPN2's "First Take" yesterday, Johnson said, "It looks like they have a good draft pick. Put that together with a good free agent, you ...

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NFL Panthers Staying Put At Wofford

The NFL Panthers’ "longstanding relationship" with Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., will "continue for at least five more years," according to Joseph Person of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The Panthers "agreed to a five-year extension" to keep their camp at Wofford through '19 after holding th ...

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76ers Unveil New Mascot, Dog Named Franklin

The 76ers yesterday unveiled their new mascot, Franklin, a dog who “made his public debut in style by rappelling from the top of the rotunda in the Franklin Institute, high above the statute of Ben Franklin,” according to John George of the PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL. The new mascot w ...

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Franchise Notes

In N.Y., Frank Isola notes NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday "defended his decision not to discipline" Knicks Owner James Dolan for " sending an insensitive email to a fan ." Silver: “Players, league executives and owners historically have not been disciplined for similar outbursts. ...

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NBA Won't Punish Dolan For Fan E-mail

The NBA yesterday said that Knicks Owner James Dolan "will not face discipline" from the league "over a vitriolic email he sent in response to a critical fan," according to Andrew Keh of the N.Y. TIMES. The NBA, as a general rule, "does not consider impassioned responses from team owners -- or ...

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Barclays Center Opens Islanders Ticket Sales

Barclays Center today began offering its full selection of Islanders season tickets for the ’15-16 season, the team’s first in the Brooklyn arena, to the general public. Brooklyn residents were offered six hours of early access yesterday, during which Barclays Center said it sold "hundre ...

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Falcons Bring In $2.5M In PSL Payments

Four weeks into a " controversial two-year effort " to sell PSLs for their new stadium, the Falcons as of Thursday had "collected and deposited" $2.48M in down payments, according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The Falcons "wouldn’t say how many seats or how much potential ...

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