March 20 - 26, 2017 Vol. 19 — No. 46

Top Stories

  • 2017 Sports Business Awards nominees

    The 10th annual edition of the Sports Business Awards gets underway with a red carpet ceremony May 24 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. This year’s event features a total of 87 nominees across 17 categories.

  • Wal-Mart rings up coast-to-coast deal

    Wal-Mart has signed a massive deal with the Oak View Group, giving the world’s biggest retailer a major marketing presence at 21 big league arenas, stretching from Sacramento to Fort Lauderdale.

  • Digital media embraces sports with recent rush of deals

    A flurry of recent sports rights deals by digital media companies has energized league executives that the presence of these competitors to traditional television companies will keep rights fees high during the next round of media negotiations.

  • Champions 2017: Janet Marie Smith

    Janet Marie Smith’s passion, personality and artistic eye helped redefine sports architecture. She joins our 2017 Class of Champions: Pioneers & Innovators in Sports Business.

  • First Look podcast: Wal-Mart, SBAs and more

    Our weekly podcast dives into the massive, multi-arena deal that Wal-Mart signed with Oak View Group, turns to discussion of our Sports Business Awards, and visits with our newest Champions member, Janet Marie Smith.

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