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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 21 / 17

FRIDAY MSG Network will telecast "Bob Wolff: A Golden Garden Anniversary" at 10:00pm ET, with another airing Saturday at 11:00pm. The hour-long special was produced in '05 by MSG Net to celebrate Wolff's 50-year association with MSG. The special features interview footage with Wolff, Bob Costa...

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AT&T Renews With MLS, U.S. Soccer

AT&T has renewed its partnerships with MLS, U.S. Soccer and the Mexican National Team's U.S. tour. AT&T has been a partner of the properties for at least eight years. As part of its deal with MLS, AT&T will become presenting sponsor of the final day of the regular season, known as Decisi ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLS, ATT

Raiders DE Signs Deal With Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has "reached a sponsorship agreement" with Raiders DE Khalil Mack that will see him promote the company’s "'next-generation highway model' that will be unleashed Sept. 13," according to Jon Harris of the Allentown MORNING CALL. The company has "launched a preview vid ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Oakland Raiders

MSG's Barry Watkins Steps Down From Role

MSG Exec VP & Chief Communications Officer  BARRY WATKINS  will step down from his role and transition into the newly created position of special adviser to the Chair. The transition will develop over time and Watkins will remain in his current role until the transition is complete. Wa ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Madison Square Garden

Warriors Unveil Chase Center "Membership Plan"

The Warriors yesterday "revealed the season-ticket sales structure" they will use at Chase Center when it opens in '19, and the team is "calling it a 'membership' program," according to a front-page piece by Al Saracevic of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The program will "require season-ticket buyers to pay a ...

Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors

Major League Rugby Retains Mike Jaquet

The startup Major League Rugby has retained former U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association CMO MIKE JAQUET as a consultant on media and sponsorship sales as the property looks to launch in '18. Jaquet will oversee all commercial efforts for the league, but will not become a full-time employee. The Sa ...

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Rick Ware Racing Ends ECU Sponsorship

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Rick Ware Racing is ending its association with East Carolina Univ. because the "sponsorships it expected" the purple and gold No. 51 Chevy to generate "did not materialize," according to Jordan Anders of the Greenville DAILY REFLECTOR. Sunday's Brickyard 400 wa ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR

Lions Show Off $100M Renovations To Ford Field

Ford Field renovations are "expected to be completed Aug. 1" and will "touch every corner of the building across 209,000 square feet," according to Carlos Monarrez of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. The video boards "stole the show" during yesterday's media tour of the venue. As part of the $100M in re ...

Tags: Facilities, Detroit Lions

Sarver Wishes Suns Had Started Rebuild Sooner

The Suns have not made the playoffs since the '09-10 season, and Owner Robert Sarver made an "honest and revealing confession about his part in the team’s rebuilding efforts," according to Scott Bordow of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Sarver: "I probably didn't go in the right direction soon enough." ...

Tags: Franchises, Phoenix Suns

Plans For Raleigh MLS Bid Unveiled

North Carolina FC Announces Preferred Location for Stadium Complex in Downtown Raleigh Read | https://t.co/qg0CzJzFfG #919toMLS #NCRaiseUp pic.twitter.com/WG9UNoA2Jq — #919toMLS (@NorthCarolinaFC) July 19, 2017 North Carolina FC yesterday "unveiled a proposal" to build a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS

ESPN To Run Special On O.J. Parole Hearing

ESPN's "OTL" will air a 90-minute special today at 1:00pm ET "featuring live coverage" of O.J. Simpson's parole hearing in Carson City, Nev., according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Jeremy Schaap will "anchor the coverage" from ESPN HQ and will be "joined in-studio" by legal analyst Ryan Smith ...

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