May 29 - June 4, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 7

Top Stories

  • NFL considering open ticket platform

    The NFL is likely to end its exclusive ticketing partnership with Ticketmaster when the contract ends next year, and instead embrace a new open platform model in which authenticated tickets are sold through a range of providers, league and team sources said.

  • Ricketts to open new sales and marketing firm

    The Chicago Cubs and Chairman Tom Ricketts are extending the scope of their fast-growing business, creating Marquee Sports & Entertainment to serve as a centralized sales and marketing agency for the various Ricketts family sports and entertainment assets.

  • For Cubs, a night to savor at Sports Business Awards

    The Chicago Cubs won Sports Team of the Year. Tom Ricketts, the club’s chairman, won Executive of the Year, and Major League Baseball won Sports League of the Year.

  • Jerry Jones’ career supplies plenty of stories

    Famed broadcaster and good friend Al Michaels presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jerry Jones at the 2017 Sports Business Awards.

  • Playing for three

    Next month's debut of the Big3 league, bolstered by big-name retired NBA players and marquee entertainers, has thrust the 3-on-3 basketball format into the spotlight. This effort and others like it, and a separate push to add the sport to the 2020 Olympic Games, could attract sponsor attention and take the game from playgrounds to the big stage.

  • First Look podcast: NFL tickets and more

    First Look podcast: NFL weighs moving to open ticket platform; Cubs’ big night at Sports Business Awards; more from this issue.

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