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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: Select group receives IMG's book

IMG’s investment banker, Rothschild LLC, has sent out an investment “book” to at least nine potential financial partners for the Cleveland-based sports management and marketing giant, including individuals and companies, sources said. One of the groups receiving a book is said to be led by ...

Tags: Clear Channel Communications, Finance, IMG, SFX

SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors put names on Reliant rooms

Two major hospitality venues at Reliant Stadium have gotten corporate names, the most recent sponsorship success for the expansion Houston Texans. Verizon Wireless will name the two club lounges, a significant monetary step up for the phone company, an existing team sponsor. Tequila maker ...

Tags: Football, Houston Texans, Marketing and Sponsorship, Verizon

SportsBusiness Journal: Falconhead sells Golf Warehouse

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SportsBusiness Journal: Prince ties into ‘Wimbledon’ movie

Prince Sports is capitalizing on the coming “Wimbledon” movie by sponsoring the film and serving up an ad campaign and promotion tied to the tennis drama. “Wimbledon,” the first movie Prince has sponsored, will feature actress Kirsten Dunst as a top tennis player. Her character in the mov ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Peart departs Texans for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have always been known for their 1980s glory run, and still are proud owners of the most Super Bowl victories, with five. On the business side of the ledger, the team has never set the sport on fire, coming in near the bottom of the NFL’s revenue rankings. ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Saints, state have different ideas

The New Orleans Saints expect to begin negotiations with the state of Louisiana this week on a permanent solution to the team’s stadium situation. But the two sides appear to have different agendas going into the talks. The state still would like to reopen the 10-year, $186.5 million deal ...

Tags: Football, New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP nixes Atlanta, Chicago

The ATP turned down bids to place tournaments in Atlanta and Chicago, and instead gave the go-ahead to nearly double the size of its Long Island, N.Y., tournament the week before the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. The decision is still contingent on the ATP and Long Island agreeing on the ...

Tags: ATP, IMG

SportsBusiness Journal: Texans merge event, scrimmage

This scrimmage has its own name and sponsor, Miller Brewing Co. The Houston Texans are merging their annual scrimmage with their Hispanic marketing day, and expect to sell 30,000 tickets. Three years ago, in the Texans’ inaugural campa ...

Tags: Football, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, MillerCoors

SportsBusiness Journal: Event puts spotlight on Sharapova

Losing little time to capitalize on the newest star in women’s tennis, the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament will center its marketing campaign on 17-year-old Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova. The tourney embraced “Maria Mania” after her Wimbledon win. ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: USTA rolls out 7-figure campaign

The U.S. Tennis Association launched a low-seven-figure ad campaign during the weekend to tout the new U.S. Open Series, which begins today. The series, which brands 10 existing tournaments under one banner while providing unprecedented TV exposure, is the latest move by tennis to organize ...

Tags: ESPN, Fox, Marketing and Sponsorship, NBC, USTA

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