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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Strength of MLS evident in stadium lending

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

Sumitomo and JPMorgan Chase lent roughly $80 million for Orlando City SC’s new stadium. Photo by: ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL When Orlando City SC’s new stadium swings open t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Entertainment brands flock to Vikes

Minnesota may seem an odd choice for cutting-edge entertainment sponsorships, but the Vikings are chalking up mid-six-figure sums annually from sponsorships with movie houses Lions Gate Entertainment, HBO and Buena Vista Online Entertainment. Why would Hollywood glitz be interested in the Vi ...

Tags: Basketball, Best Buy, Football, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Vikings, Target

SportsBusiness Journal: Action skids into difficulties

NASCAR merchandiser Action Performance Cos., reeling from a miserable 2004, is close to running afoul of a key term in its bank loan. While the company maintains that it does not expect to trip the provision, which would be a technical loan default, the development is still another worriso ...

Tags: Motorsports, NASCAR

SportsBusiness Journal: Olympus ups tennis deals

Olympus Imaging America has signed a four-year, $35 million pact to sponsor the U.S. Open plus the 10 tournaments that lead up to America’s biggest tennis event, U.S. Tennis Association sources said. The deal is believed to be the largest of its kind in any sport, other than Eastman ...

Tags: USA Network, USTA

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL: Holiday line will sell $35M

The NFL expects another double-digit increase in holiday licensed merchandise sales this season, as the league has pushed its licensees to expand and improve their product lines. Santa sells for the NFL. In fact, with the success o ...

Tags: Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: New Roddick deal passes sniff test

Andy Roddick has signed an endorsement deal with Parlux Fragrances, which earlier this year also signed Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, as well as Paris Hilton. Roddick already sports a deal with Reebok. He modeled a shirt from a new collection in ...

Tags: Clear Channel Communications, Marketing and Sponsorship, SFX

SportsBusiness Journal: Wait till next year, NFL

The NFL will not be receiving the gift of a new labor deal this holiday season, owners were told in Atlanta last week. Instead, the league, which once hoped to have a new collective-bargaining agreement wrapped up by the end of this month, is now shooting to sign one by the official cale ...

Tags: Football, Fox, Labor and Agents, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB considers Dodgers' debt plan

The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking to dramatically increase the amount of debt secured by the team after a successful first year of ownership under developer Frank McCourt, several financial sources said. L.A.’s Frank McCourt (left), with broadcaste ...

Tags: Baseball, Finance, Fox, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP bucks trend with sponsor

For the first time, a top tennis player has signed as his principal shirt sponsor a non-apparel company, perhaps paving the way for the game’s competitors to land such deals that are commonplace in other non-team sports like auto racing and golf. Sjeng Schalken will compete next year in ...

Tags: Adidas, ATP, Marketing and Sponsorship, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL placed in front of young eyes

The NFL may have been furious with ABC Sports for linking the league to the sultry soap opera “Desperate Housewives” during the now infamous “Monday Night Football” intro last month, but that doesn’t mean the league is averse to hitching its brand to other entertainment platforms. For th ...

Tags: ABC, Football, NBA, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, NFL, Nielsen Media Research, Philadelphia Eagles, Reebok, Washington Redskins

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL advises teams to stop RSNs

Looking to protect its year-old cable network, the NFL has directed its teams not to create their own regional sports networks for the foreseeable future. With tens of millions of dollars invested in the NFL Network, and a growing number of team-owned channels competing for viewers, advert ...

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Comcast, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Football, Fox, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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