December 12 - 18, 2016 Vol. 19 — No. 35

Top Stories

  • Study: Finding the perfect franchise home

    A SportsBusiness Journal study of the 41 U.S. sports markets and another 13 vacant markets showed that Las Vegas looks much like the seven cities that already host one pro team when it comes to population, TV market size, corporate base and metro GDP.

  • Cubs deliver a title, and a blueprint

    For more than six years, the Cubs’ recruitment pitch was easy — come to Chicago and become part of making history. Now history has been made. “This is what keeps me up at night now,” said Crane Kenney, president of business operations. “How do we keep motivated? What’s our sales pitch now?”

  • Time to bring the energy

    In a sport known for speed, Monster will need every bit it can find in crafting an activation plan for its new title sponsorship of NASCAR’s premier series, with only about two months until the start of a new season.

  • 2016: The Year In Sports Business

    Titles in Cleveland and Chicago. Athletes become advocates. Rams return to L.A. The Rio Games. And the debut of grand facilities. This is why 2016 is one year to remember.

  • FAA declines to allow cranes at Rams’ site

    The Federal Aviation Administration is declining to consider applications to install nearly two dozen cranes at the Los Angeles Rams’ proposed stadium site in Inglewood, Calif.

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