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StubHub Now Has Direct Integration With 29 Of 30 MLB Clubs After Signing New Angels Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 21 / 17

StubHub has signed a multiyear agreement with the Angels, bringing the club back into the fold after a separation lasting more than four years. The Angels previously opted out of MLBAM's league-level StubHub renewal in late '12, instead working with Ticketmaster on both primary and secondary ticketi...

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Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Angels, StubHub

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SportsBusiness Daily: "120 Sports Day" In Chicago

Digital outlet 120 Sports is celebrating its namesake 1/20 day today with a formal proclamation from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel . The company is located in Chicago, and Emanuel has named today “120 Sports Day” in the city. Emanuel’s proclamation reads in part, “Whereas, ...

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB setting goal of $15B in revenue

As MLB begins the Rob Manfred era, league executives are aiming to increase annual revenue to more than $15 billion over the next several years. MLB ended 2014 with a league record of $9 billion in total industry revenue, up by nearly a billion dollars from 2013 and nearly twice the industry leve ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Keeping Milwaukee in the game

Bud Selig’s life in baseball, now well into its fifth decade, began out of frustration and heartache. The catalyst for Selig was the 1965 departure of the Milwaukee Braves, his beloved hometown team, for Atlanta. At the time, Selig was a local businessman, a car dealer, and had been a minor ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Bleacher Report, James launch website

Bleacher Report and LRMR Management Co., the sports marketing entity run by NBA superstar LeBron James and agent Maverick Carter, have quietly collaborated to create Uninterrupted, a new player-driven website. Similar to The Players Tribune, which recently debuted under the guidance of recently r ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Unfinished business

Bud Selig began his tenure as MLB commissioner in 1992 under plenty of duress. After helping to push out his predecessor, Fay Vincent, Selig immediately inherited a fast-growing competitive and economic imbalance between large-market and small-market teams, and a highly contentious relationship with ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: 9 for the win column

Bud Selig’s legacy is nothing if not voluminous. Over his 22 years, marking the second-longest tenure for an MLB commissioner behind Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Selig has overseen the rise of baseball from a small, regionally focused industry to a multibillion-dollar colossus that dominates ever ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Selig Honored At Scouts Foundation Dinner

Outgoing MLB Commissioner Bud Selig last night was the featured honoree at the 12th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation dinner and auction in L.A. Staged by White Sox Special Assistant Dennis Gilbert , the event drew more than 1,100 people and raised money for scouts who have fallen on ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Manfred Unveils MLB Exec Council Lineup

Incoming MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred today announced a new makeup of the eight-owner Exec Council, the league's most prominent owner committee. The new panel will be chaired by Cardinals Chair & CEO  Bill DeWitt Jr. , who previously led the league’s Search Committee to find the succe ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Petco Park To Host '16 MLB ASG

MLB today announced the '16 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park in San Diego, likely on July 12. The Padres previously staged the All-Star Game in '92 and '78 at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Orioles had been seen for months as the presumptive favorite for the game, with outgoing Commissioner Bud S ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Sees Jump In Dec. ComScore Rankings

The NFL in December ranked third in comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform sports rankings, its highest ranking in more than a year and a key part in a relative shakeup in the monthly figures. Fueled in part by the conclusion of the ’14 regular season, the NFL’s total of 57.7 million uniqu ...

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