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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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04/01/14
Ticket Sales For Malaysin F1 GP Drop

Ticket sales for Sunday's Malaysian F1 Grand Prix "decreased by one fourth in comparison to the previous year as the nation mourns the passengers and crew of flight MH370," according to the SID. Sepang Int'l Circuit CEO Razlan Razali said, "We've done what we could this year, but against this backgr ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

03/28/14
Hangin' With ... Philippe Blatter

PHILIPPE BLATTER is the president & CEO of sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media. He joined the company in Dec. '05. Prior to joining Infront, Blatter spent 11 years working for int'l management consulting firm McKinsey & Company as a partner. Under Blatter's leadership, Infr ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

03/28/14
Constantin Releases Financial Numbers

German media corporation Constantin Medien "has released its financial numbers for '13 and talked about a 'difficult year,' especially in the area of sports," according to Timo Niemeier of DWDL. The company generated €458.3M in revenue in '13. In November, Constantin expected revenue of&nb ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

03/28/14
Bundesliga Draws High Ratings On Sky

German pay-TV channel Sky "recorded high ratings for its Bundesliga broadcasts on Tuesday evening," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The most-watched game was the matchup between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke, which attracted 510,000 viewers. The 0-0 draw obtained a market share of 2.8% in th ...

Tags: Media, Europe

03/28/14
Starwood To Help Develop Roma Stadium

Starwood Capital Group on Wednesday entered, through a controlled affiliate, into a strategic partnership with AS Roma SPV, LLC, the majority shareholder of Serie A side AS Roma football club. Through the acquisition of a minority stake in the club, Starwood Capital Group will have the ability to be ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

03/28/14
Aegon Extends Deal With Ajax

Insurance group Aegon has agreed to sponsor Amsterdam football club Ajax for a further six months, to give the club more time to sign a deal with a new shirt sponsor. Aegon was due to end its sponsorship after the current season. The company signed a seven-year contract with Ajax in 2007, with ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

03/27/14
PSG In Danger Of FFP Breach

Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain "are in serious danger of being found in breach of Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations" over its sponsorship deal with the Qatar Tourism Authority, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. UEFA "has huge concerns" about PSG’s €200M-a-year ($275M) ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, Europe

03/26/14
DFL To Launch Secondary Ticket Market

The 36 football clubs of Germany's top two divisions "decided to launch an official secondary ticket market in the fall," according to the SID. The online platform "will make it easier for ticket holders to resell their tickets and combats the numerous illegal and semi-illegal traders." The German F ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

03/26/14
Parc Des Princes To Undergo Facelift

Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain's Parc des Princes stadium "will undergo a facelift" ahead of Euro 2016, according to Arnaud Hermant of LE PARISIEN. Once renovated, the stadium's capacity will increase from 45,000 to 47,000. The club's management "is still hoping to increase the capacity to 60,000 af ...

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03/26/14
DHB Signs Kit Deal With Reece Australia

The German Hockey Federation (DHB) "has signed a new kit deal with Reece Australia," according to Sebastian Wolf of TEXTIL WIRTSCHAFT. Reece Australia "will supply the German field hockey national teams starting in '15 through the 2020 Tokyo Games." Reece Australia Germany Managing Dir Gordon Copple ...

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