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Hangin' With... Rugby Football Union Chief Commercial Officer Sophie Goldschmidt

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 21 / 14

SOPHIE GOLDSCHMIDT is the chief commercial officer for the Rugby Football Union. She began her career with adidas, working as the brand’s tennis and women’s soccer sports marketing manager before holding roles at the WTA and the NBA. While at the NBA, she was instrumental in bringing ...

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07/17/14
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The Australian Football League has "divvied up seats for this year's Grand Final, with more than one in five tickets slated for corporate use." Competing clubs will "split 30,000 tickets," while the Melbourne Cricket Club accounts for 25,000 and the AFL Reserve, "including Medallion Club members, 21 ...

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07/16/14
SFA Ticket Prices Raise Fans' Ire

The Tartan Army on Monday accused the Scottish FA of a "season ticket rip-off," according to Anthony Haggerty of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Fans "reacted with fury" as the SFA announced the "cheapest ticket for all five home Euro qualifiers and a friendly against England next year" will cost £ ...

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07/16/14
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Austria, not China, "will host the final of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Oct. 25-26." The event "will take place at the F1 racetrack in Spielberg, Austria." The Red Bull Ring "will replace the proposed race in China, which fell through" ( SID, 7/15 ). ... Argentine first division si ...

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07/15/14
Glasgow 2014 Tickets Remain On Sale

Tickets are "available for some of the most sought-after Commonwealth Games events, despite being oversubscribed when they first went on sale last year," according to the BBC. Customers can "still buy seats at a number of medal sessions, including the men's and women's 100m finals." There is "high a ...

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07/15/14
Scotland, England To Meet In Friendly

Scotland and England will meet at Celtic Park on Nov. 18 in an int'l friendly, according to the PA. The match was "confirmed by both national associations on Monday morning, and follows a Wembley encounter between the sides last August." The game will be England's "last senior fixture" of '14 and co ...

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07/14/14
London GP Chances Receive Boost

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone's "long-held dream" to stage a London Grand Prix has "taken a step forward" as British PM David Cameron announced plans to "ease the rules for staging motor sports events on public roads," according to Nicholas Watt of the London GUARDIAN. Local authorities will be given "ne ...

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07/14/14
German MotoGP Race Attracts 210K Fans

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07/14/14
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The Australian Rugby Union and the Australian Turf Club announced a strategic partnership that will see the two parties work closely across future events and activations. The alliance will kick off during the Bledisloe Cup Festival, when the Bledisloe Cup Festival Race Day takes place at Royal Randw ...

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07/11/14
Woburn To Host '16 Women's British Open

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07/11/14
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