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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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Donations Tied To Tix Increases

The practice of “premium seating” -– whereby college sports programs require donations in addition to the purchase of seats for fans to keep their season tickets –-“is on the rise, as are the dollar f

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08/25/04
West Side Plan Hits First Hurdle

The $1.3B West Side redevelopment plan that includes a stadium for the Jets and the NYC2012 Olympic bid “failed to clear its first hurdle when the local Community Board gave the project a thumbs-down,

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Maxim, ESPN To Air NFL Show

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NBA Inside Stuff Changes Format

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Tags: Colleges, ESPN, Football, NFL, Walt Disney, Wieden Kennedy

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Facility Notes

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