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Packers Partner With Microsoft For Innovation Lab Within Titletown

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

The Packers today announced that the club is working with Microsoft to create an accelerator and innovation lab by next year in the new 45-acre Titletown Development district across the street from Lambeau Field. The team will spend $8-10M for the new building and contribute $5M to a venture capital...

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SportsBusiness Journal: WTA Tour sells broadcast rights

The WTA Tour has sold international TV rights to its major tournaments for broadcast in China to the Tom Group, which also is buying a regional sponsorship of the Asia-Pacific region. A unit of media giant Hutchinson Whampoa, the Tom Group plans to sell the rights to one of its clients. ...

Tags: WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL may delay arrival in L.A.

The NFL may have to postpone by a year the target date when it hopes to place a team in the Los Angeles market, as the four stadium sites competing for a club have to varying degrees missed, or are likely to miss, league-established deadlines. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said five mont ...

Tags: Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Brewers sell for more than expected

Baseball owners must be smiling, and not only because the just-completed regular season was on pace to set an attendance record. The pending sale of the small-market Milwaukee Brewers values the club at $220 million, far higher than expected. See al ...

Tags: Baseball, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB

SportsBusiness Journal: Wulff leaving Adidas

Kevin Wulff will step down in November as head of Adidas’ U.S. sports marketing and will be replaced by Martin Brewer, an old hand at the German company. Wulff’s exit is the latest shakeup of the marketing division since Adidas named a new North American CEO late last year. ...

Tags: Adidas, MillerCoors, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: McDonald’s gives Denver fans a sign

How about this for sponsor integration: Getting a corporate logo onto those signs that fans wave at games. McDonald’s handed out more than 200 branded signs at Broncos’ season opener. The Denver Broncos and team sponsor McDonald’s ...

Tags: Denver Broncos, Football, Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Dolphins’ sales surprisingly jumping

No Ricky Williams, no Dan Marino, no problem — at least not commercially for the Miami Dolphins. Despite some of the worst offseason woes to befall an NFL franchise, the Dolphins commercially are humming along. While a lousy 2004 onfield campaign could begin to hurt ticket, premium-seati ...

Tags: Finance, Football, Miami Dolphins, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA players must play in top tourneys

Beginning as early as next year, the WTA for the first time will require players to compete in the top tournaments on the circuit. Although the tour’s tournament rankings have always put some events above the others, players were never required to play in specific tournaments, the way to ...

Tags: ATP, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: CBS' U.S. Open ratings low

The U.S. Open Series still has a long way to go to bulk up tennis in this country. With no Americans in either the finals of the U.S. Open women’s or men’s championship, CBS’ coverage attracted very low ratings, including a record nadir for the men. ...

Tags: USTA

SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA commercial revenue hits record

The NFL Players Association reported a 33 percent surge in commercial revenue to a record $76.3 million in the fiscal year ended Feb. 29, according to the union’s annually mandated filing with the U.S. Department of Labor . Allen Gr ...

Tags: Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Longtime sponsor Fila out at Open

Fila is out after 22 years as a U.S. Open Tennis Championships sponsor, balking at higher fees and a package deal that would have included backing the U.S. Open Series, sources said. The Open is looking for a company that will more aggressively promote its ties to the tournament, which ...

Tags: Adidas, Fila, USTA

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