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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Cirque Du Soleil Names President For NFL Experience Times Square

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 21 / 17

Cirque du Soleil named Danny Boockvar  President of the NFL Experience Times Square, which is scheduled to open in November. The attraction is designed to bring football to life through interactive displays on training regimens, game plans and physical challenges that allow guests to measure u...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Niners seek to secure a new stadium

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Tags: Football, San Francisco 49ers

SportsBusiness Journal: Eagles plan kids' TV show

The Philadelphia Eagles may be hoping to win legions of new boosters with a victory Sunday in the Super Bowl, but even if they lose, the club is actively laying the groundwork to woo the fan of tomorrow. The team is launching a kids’ TV show next season, becoming only the third NFL franchi ...

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Football, New York Jets, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers

SportsBusiness Journal: USTA buys a stake in WTA event

The U.S. Tennis Association has acquired a 25 percent stake in the JPMorgan Chase Open and has an option to buy majority control of the Anschutz Entertainment Group-owned women’s event in Los Angeles. The USTA declined to disclose terms, but WTA tournaments of this size commonly sell for ...


SportsBusiness Journal: Teams enjoy playoffs payoff

The two teams heading to Jacksonville for the Super Bowl in 13 days carry with them a dirty little secret of the NFL: For all the plaudits and attention and fame, clubs reaching the ultimate football game will almost surely lose money in doing so. Unlike the other major sports leagues, whe ...

Tags: Football, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Buyouts bite into WTA take

The WTA Tour is surely basking in its recent six-year, $88 million naming-rights pact that it signed with Sony Ericsson, a record sponsorship for women’s sports and professional tennis. But not all of that money will flow directly to the WTA. The group’s sales agent, IMG, enjoys a 15 per ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Nike signs French junior to $2M

Nike has signed junior tennis star Gael Monfils to a more than $2 million guaranteed contract, said tennis sources, who described it as one of the top deals ever given to a male player entering the pro ranks. The move comes on the heels of the company’s signing of American hopeful Donald Yo ...

Tags: IMG, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Calendar firm scores with sports titles

When the U.S. Golf Association banned LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis from hawking her sexy calendars at the U.S. Open last year, the publicity drove sales through the roof. Who was behind the attention-getting product? A little-known, private company in Modesto, Calif., that has quietly beco ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, IMG, LPGA, Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB, MLS, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, Soccer, USGA

SportsBusiness Journal: Star power drives WTA’s record deal

Sony Ericsson will have this billboard up in Sydney before the coming Australian Open. Tennis is not often uttered in the same breath with Formula One racing and Premier League soccer, two of the globe’s biggest sports. But f ...

Tags: IMG, Kraft Foods, Marketing and Sponsorship, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Citigroup takes dual role for Gilbert

Citigroup is lending Daniel Gilbert $100 million as part of his agreement to buy the Cleveland Cavaliers and is advising the mortgage maven on raising the equity he needs to complete the deal. The dual nature of Citi’s role as banker and equity adviser is somewhat unusual in sports finance ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Hockey, Milwaukee Brewers, Nashville Predators

SportsBusiness Journal: Fila shifts strategy; Capriati out

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