Quote of the Day
"We Brits are incredibly good at looking for problems when things are actually going incredibly well."-- U.K. Cultural Secretary Jeremy Hunt, writing in the London Independent to call on the British public to get behind the Games. (INDEPENDENT, 7/22)
FC Barcelona closed out the '11-12 campaign with a historic surplus of €48.8M ($59.3M). Barça Economic VP Javier Fraus reported the team made €494.9M ($601.7M) and reduced its expenses to €441.1M ($536.3M). Compared to last season, the team ended the year with a surplus of €21.5M ($26.1M) and spent €31.5M ($38.3M) less. Faus noted that the results are largely due to cutting back on spending, and were achieved without having to sell club assets or first-team players. In terms of revenue, both marketing and revenue streams related to the Camp Nou stadium increased by 11%. Faus also commented on this past season's attendance and said, "Ticket sales have been spectacular."
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EA Sports, Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur agree on three-year partnership.
Ten Network sells outdoor unit, shores up financial footing ahead of Rugby bid.
Despite the struggling economy, EPL shirt sponsorship income is up 25%.
LOCOG says fans in non-sponsor shirts, shoes won't be turned away at gate.
Bundesliga club Hamburger SV makes two South Korean sponsorship deals.
NBA China takes a consulting role on a new multi-purpose arena in Xiamen.
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