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Cleveland Hosting Bevy Of Big-Time Sporting Events Saturday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 22 / 14

Cleveland on Saturday "arguably will be the busiest sports city in America," as "all three pro sports venues downtown will host games simultaneously." There are a "variety of other events going on," so that there will be "as many as 100,000 people downtown at the same time." Progressive Field will h...

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04/16/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

"Fox Sports News" named ABC News veteran STEVE TELLO as VP. He will oversee the daily operations for various facets of Fox Sports Net''s L.A.-based news division. Tello was a Senior Producer for ABC''

Tags: ABC, ATP, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/16/98
"GO BABY GO": NTRA LAUNCHES $10M-PLUS MARKETING CAMPAIGN

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) unveiled a new, multimillion dollar national ad campaign yesterday, marking the sport''s inaugural awareness push. The campaign features the tagline

Tags: ESPN, NTRA, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

04/16/98
WITH SALES SLOWING, CONVERSE CUTS WORLDWIDE WORKFORCE BY 2%

Converse has reduced its workforce by 50 employees, a 2% reduction in its global operation, in response to the soft athletic footwear market. The layoffs represent a 5% reduction in the company''s non

Tags: Converse

04/16/98
VANS SEES SALES, ENDORSEMENT ROSTER, ON THE UP-AND-UP

CA-based Vans Inc. "has caught a rising wave in the youth-driven world of athletic shoes," according to Joseph Pereira on the front page of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Among a "growing cadre of teenagers

Tags: Nike, Reebok

04/16/98
A DIFFERENT SORT OF FILING EXTENSION HAS NBA REFS ON BOARD

Several NBA referees "facing indictment" from the IRS for failure to report income "have agreed to have their cases pushed back until after" the NBA Finals, according to Mitch Lawrence of the N.Y. DAI

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

04/16/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PRINCE NASEEM HAMED is the focus of USA TODAY''s sports cover story, and Christopher Winner writes the boxer has a "rumored" $20M deal with adidas and "unabashedly puts himself in a category with [MUH

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

04/16/98
THE MARQUEE GROUP ENTERS STADIUM BUSINESS WITH JOINT VENTURE

The Marquee Group has entered into a joint venture with the Sports Facility Financing Group of Public Financial Management (PFM). Marquee and PFM will provide marketing, sponsorship and financial cons

Tags: Facilities, MLB

04/16/98
THE FINAL NUMBERS: TRACKING THE SALE OF LICENSED MERCHANDISE

In its March ''98 report, Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association released figures on the retail sales of the four major leagues and collegiate products from ''91-97 (SGMA): YEAR LEAGUE ''91 ''92 ''9

Tags: MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, SGMA, The Back of the Book

04/16/98
VETERAN SPORTS P.R. PROFESSIONAL SEEKING NEW CHALLENGE

Twenty-one year veteran of professional sports public/media relations and broadcast administration is seeking a new position. Spent 15 of last 16 years as an NFL Dir of Public Relations. Was a recent

Tags: Classified Advertisements, NFL

04/16/98
BOND BUYER'S STADIUM & ARENA FINANCE CONFERENCE APRIL 27-29

The Bond Buyer''s 3rd Annual Stadium and Arena Finance Conference will be held April 27-29, 1998 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. Bringing together team owners and city officials looking for ne

Tags: Classified Advertisements, Walt Disney

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