Featured Story

SAP Co-Founder Dietmar Hopp To Become Majority Owner Of TSG Hoffenheim

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 19 / 14

SAP co-Founder Dietmar Hopp "is expected to become the majority owner of Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim" in '15, according to the SID. The German Football League (DFL) on Thursday confirmed that Hopp "will be allowed to take over the majority ownership on July 1." Hopp is therefore avoiding the so-c...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, Europe

More Stories

10/09/14
F1 CEO Ecclestone: 'We Are Happy'

F1 "risks political condemnation" when Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a personal appearance at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. The race, "held during outrage over Russia's involvement in Ukraine, is already treading on sensitive terri ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Russia

10/09/14
Asia Series Baseball Tourney Canceled

Baseball's equivalent to football's Asia Cup, "the annual Asia Series, has been cancelled for this year," according to Brad Elborough of the BRISBANE TIMES. Australian Baseball League champion Perth Heat was "initially scheduled to participate in the competition, watched live by tens of thousan ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

10/09/14
Event Notes

The streets of Jerusalem, "the world's holiest city," have been closed for two days, "not for a religious ceremony but to welcome the roar of a Formula One show." In the "non-competition showcase, cars sped on Monday and Tuesday outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City" for the second annual Jerusa ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

10/08/14
Serie A To Hold Super Cup In Doha

Serie A has confirmed that the Super Cup between Juventus and Napoli will be played in Doha, Qatar on Dec. 22, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. This had "long been rumoured to be the resolution between all parties, for the game delayed from late summer due to Juve and Napoli’s respective pre-seas ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe, Middle East

10/08/14
Event Notes

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone and Azerbaijan Minister of Youth & Sport Azad Rahimov unveiled the layout of the new Hermann Tilke-designed Baku European Grand Prix street circuit. The Baku European Grand Prix will take place in '16 ( F1 ). ... The NBA Booklyn Nets are traveling to China on Wednesday, ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

10/06/14
Record Crowd For NRL Grand Final

A ground record crowd of 83,833 watched the National Rugby League Telstra Premiership Grand Final between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. The crowd is the biggest attendance for any sporting event at ANZ Stadium since it was reconfigured after the 2000 Sydney Games. ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

10/03/14
Typhoon Threatens Japanese F1 Race

A typhoon off the coast of Japan "could threaten the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix scheduled to take place at the Suzuka circuit this Sunday, the sport’s official weather forecaster warned on Thursday," according to Abhishek Takle of REUTERS. Forecaster UBIMET said that Typhoon Phanfone, cla ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

10/03/14
Thailand Surprises ASO With Tour Plans

Thailand "boldly announced they were in talks to host the Tour de France on Thursday," much to the surprise of race organizers who said that "they were only discussing staging a low key one-day in the Southeast Asian nation," according to Lefevre & Pretot of REUTERS. The Tourism Authority of Tha ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

10/03/14
F1 Schedules Mexico City Watch Party

F1 will "officially return to Mexico City after a 23-year absence" on Nov. 1, 2015, but fans "will not have to wait until then for the excitement of the GP," as an F1 FanZone Experience will be held in less than a month, according to Juan Pablo Sánchez of LA AFICION. As part of the activities ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

10/03/14
Security May Cause NRL Final Delays

Fans attending the National Rugby League grand final on Sunday "are advised to arrive at ANZ Stadium early and by public transport after the NSW Police's counter-terrorism security measures caused large-scale delays at Parramatta Stadium this week," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING H ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug