May 13 - 19, 2013 Vol. 16 — No. 5

Top Stories

  • 49ers stadium: Gold and Blue

    The San Francisco 49ers received fair value for selling naming rights to Levi Strauss & Co. for their new stadium, considering the club’s asking price was much higher several years ago, consultants familiar with the negotiations say.

  • Sponsor, seat license sales allow 49ers to refinance early

    The San Francisco 49ers plan to refinance their $850 million of stadium debt obligation in the next two months, sources said, well over a year earlier than originally projected.

  • NBA ready to discuss rights deal

    The NBA plans to start informal negotiations on its next media rights deal this summer, two years before its current ESPN and Turner Sports deals wrap up, according to several sources.

  • France’s divorce documents reveal wealth, little else

    NASCAR CEO Brian France spent nearly five years battling two Charlotte media outlets to keep details of a recent divorce sealed. The lengthy dispute prompted many across the motorsports world to wonder just what he was trying to keep from the public eye.

  • The ever-evolving menu

    Concessionaires discuss how they have freshened up their offerings at sports venues and dealt with the consistent pressure on pricing.

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