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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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06/12/17
SportsBusiness Journal: USTA builds to innovate and to win

A dozen or so bags of imported Italian crushed red brick lie on one side of the 63-acre U.S. Tennis Association national campus in Lake Nona, a testament to the tennis governing body’s effort to start churning out champions. The pricey brick is replacement clay for six courts that are among th ...

Tags: Facilities

06/12/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Building a new kind of district in Orlando

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Tags: Facilities

06/11/17
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Reportedly Hires Dawn Aponte As Exec

The NFL hired Dawn Aponte as Chief Football Administrative Officer, a new position that reports to NFL Exec VP/Football Operations Troy Vincent , a source close to the league said. Aponte most recently had been overseeing the Drone Racing League ...

06/05/17
SportsBusiness Journal: $2M boost for Smith’s union-funded trust

The NFLPA paid Executive Director DeMaurice Smith $2.5 million while the value of his union-funded trust rose $2 million to $8.3 million in the year ended Feb. 28, according to the labor group’s annual report filed with the Department of Labor. Those figures suggest a compensation package o ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/05/17
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA reports increase in revenue

The NFLPA rode big increases in payments from the NFL and video game company Electronic Arts to a 24 percent jump in licensing and merchandise revenue, to $167 million in the 12 months ended Feb. 28. The figures come from a SportsBusiness Journal analysis of the union’s recently filed annual r ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/02/17
SportsBusiness Daily: WTC Buys Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series

Ironman owner World Triathlon Corp. today announced that it has acquired the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon series. With the deal, WTC adds 29 annual running events, including seven outside the U.S., to its growing stable of participatory endurance properties. Terms are not known. Spokesper ...

05/29/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Jones’ career supplies plenty of stories

Al Michaels, the famed NBC Sports broadcaster, recalled the day in September 1995 when Jerry Jones would unveil Nike’s sponsorship of his Dallas Cowboys, dramatically bucking the NFL — which at the time had a national deal with Pro Line licensees Reebok, Champion, Starter, Logo Athletic ...

Tags: Sports Business Awards

05/29/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Pash returns to role in NFL labor talks

League general counsel Jeff Pash said he would again play a leading part in the nascent labor negotiations between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, reprising the role he played in the last go-around. The NFL has already reached out to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/29/17
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL considering open ticket platform

The NFL is likely to end its exclusive ticketing partnership with Ticketmaster when the contract ends next year, and instead embrace a new open platform model in which authenticated tickets are sold through a range of providers, league and team sources said. The open platform option would allow f ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/25/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Bulls Win Best In Sports Social Media

What was the “kookiest” idea the Bulls' social media team had? That was telling longform stories on Snapchat with themes like murder mysteries and castles, said Bulls VP/Marketing & Communications Susan Goodenow. Such inventiveness won the Bulls the Best in Sports Social Media award ...

Tags: Sports Business Awards

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