June 2 - 8, 2014 Vol. 17 — No. 8

Top Stories

  • Soccer’s growing reach

    A recent poll of engaged soccer fans from across the U.S., conducted for SportsBusiness Journal by Turnkey Sports and Entertainment, revealed a base of fans who follow the game far more broadly than they are typically thought to.

  • NBA’s talks with ESPN and Turner move forward

    Fox and NBC will have to wait at least another year if they want to negotiate a national NBA rights package. That’s because the exclusive negotiating window for the league’s current national rights holders, ESPN and Turner, doesn’t open until late next spring.

  • NBC all in with Triple Crown in play

    With the potential for the first horse racing Triple Crown in more than three decades, NBC is devoting a record amount of television coverage and cross-promotion to ensure a big television rating for the Belmont Stakes.

  • Stadiums’ grand openings: Retractable roofs at 25

    Twenty-five years ago this week, Toronto’s SkyDome opened its doors as the world’s first retractable-roof stadium and a funny thing happened. The roof itself became an attraction.

  • NFL retirees question $675M figure

    A group of seven retired NFL players last week charged that the $675 million concussion settlement is not a true reflection of the value of the settlement compensation because the cash would be paid over many years.

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