October 26 - November 1, 2015 Vol. 18 — No. 28

Top Stories

  • The moves that forced ESPN’s cuts

    The news of ESPN’s layoffs sent shock waves through the sports and media industries, incredulous that a company seemingly rife with cash would have to lay off so many good people. This was not a case of cutting fat, ESPN insiders say.

  • Dynamic ticket pricing makes successful debut in NFL

    At least one-quarter of NFL teams are using dynamic ticket pricing this season, the first time the league has allowed it, and some of the clubs are enjoying double-digit percentage increases on single-game ticket revenue as a result.

  • NBA projects another season-ticket sales record

    The number of full-season tickets sold by NBA teams continues to reach new heights, with the league projecting a record 295,000 being sold for the coming season.

  • Obstacle races face next challenge

    After an extraordinary growth spurt in popularity and revenue lured dozens of startups to the nontraditional endurance sports category, enthusiasm has fallen off considerably in 2015.

  • Howie Nuchow: A curious mind

    Howie Nuchow lives a life of obsessive planning and paranoia. Such traits have helped him successfully navigate a career that started with selling tickets to one of the NBA’s worst teams and now has him in a corner office at CAA Sports.

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