Featured Story

Australian Open Endeavors To Attract Chinese Tennis Tourists

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 19 / 18

The Australian Open "stepped up efforts to lure Chinese tennis fans to Melbourne Park by boosting broadcast and sponsorship deals," according to Melanie Burton of REUTERS. More than 59 million people in China tuned in to watch the Australian Open in '17, up by more than 84% on the year before, and o...

Read More

Tags: Australia, Events and Attractions

More Stories

01/16/18
Event Notes

UFC  said of reports over the weekend that it would be holding its first event in Russia in September, "UFC continues to make progress in the Russian market and is actively working on a partnership that could result in the global brand potentially hosting its first-ever event in Russia in ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

01/15/18
Boxers Joshua, Parker To Meet In March

British Boxer Anthony Joshua will meet Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight unification fight in Cardiff on March 31, according to the BBC. Joshua, 28, holds the IBF and WBA belts, while New Zealander Parker is the WBO champion. Cardiff's Principality Stadium -- where Joshua successfully defended hi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

01/15/18
First Russian UFC Event Scheduled For Sept.

The first-ever UFC show in Russia will reportedly happen as early as September, as the event has "already been scheduled in one of the biggest arenas in Moscow," according to Denis Geyko of RT. Staff at Moscow's Olympiyskiy Stadium, which has a capacity of up to 35,000 spectators, confirmed tha ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Russia

01/15/18
Event Notes

Vuelta a España organizers are hoping the '18 race will be " decided in the mountains " as they unveiled the course for the next edition on Saturday. The three-week race, which will start in Málaga on Aug. 25, will feature nine summit finishes and less than 40km of time trialing. Rac ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

01/12/18
White Hart Lane To Host Raiders-Seahawks

Tottenham's new White Hart Lane stadium will host "only one NFL game this year," despite the club having a 10-year deal with the league to stage two games a season, according to the PA. Signed in '15, the deal with the NFL brought a £10M contribution toward the stadium and "should provide at l ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

01/11/18
Aussie Open To Highlight Equality

This year's Australian Open, which begins on Monday, will be "Open4all," tournament organizers said, according to Rolfe & Langmaid of the HERALD SUN. Tournament Dir Craig Tiley said that "the spotlight would be on equality, inclusion and diversity regardless of race, gender, sexuality or ability ...

Tags: Australia, Events and Attractions

01/11/18
F1 Could Race In Copenhagen By '20

Formula 1 drivers "could be racing over bridges and around the streets of inner Copenhagen" by '20 under advanced plans presented to the sport’s owners by a Danish consortium, according to Stine Jacobsen of REUTERS. F1 CEO Chase Carey discussed the proposal with the city's mayor and the countr ...

Tags: Europe, Events and Attractions

01/10/18
Magic Millions Draws Asian Interest

A "growing number of Asian horse racing enthusiasts" drawn to the annual Magic Millions yearling auction on the Gold Coast is "fuelling hopes that turnover will top" the A$150M ($117.3M) mark for the first time, according to Andrew White of THE AUSTRALIAN. David Chester, who heads the Asian operatio ...

Tags: Australia, Events and Attractions

01/10/18
ATP Says Sydney Needs Tennis Upgrade

The ATP said that Sydney's tennis facilities "are in urgent need of an upgrade," according to James Buckley of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The organization "sees Australia as a potential host nation" of its revamped World Team Cup in Australia from '20. Singapore, China and the U.S. "are all bel ...

Tags: Australia, Events and Attractions

01/10/18
2018 Vuelta To Start In Lleida

Lleida, Spain, will be the starting point of the 73rd edition of the Vuelta a España, according to the EP. The race's route "will be officially confirmed on Saturday." Lleida Mayor Angel Ros announced the city's involvement in this year's Vuelta on Monday. The city will also host a stage of t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug