Featured Story

ESPN looks for X Games bids

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

ESPN last week started soliciting bids to host the 2019 and 2020 Summer X Games, with a deadline to notify the network by Nov. 1. Earlier this year, Minneapolis won rights to 2017 and 2018 after the action sports property cut ties with Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. ESPN is starting th...

Read More

Tags: Events and Attractions

More Stories

09/26/16
ESPN plays with hockey technology

The first game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey marked the return of not only the tournament, which was last played in 2004, but also of the NHL to ESPN, whose last league-sanctioned broadcast was that 2004 final. Awarded the rights in March 2015, ESPN started to put a production team together for ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/12/16
Top Rank to go it alone on Pacquiao bout

Changing horses or, on occasion, abandoning the horse entirely is nothing new for boxing promoter Top Rank. Twenty years ago, its founder Bob Arum took what figured to be a big-selling fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez off pay-per-view and back to theater-based closed circuit ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/12/16
U.S. Open ratings falter

ESPN and ESPN2’s broadcast of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships this year was always going to be an uphill slog, and with ratings down 20 percent from last year through the quarterfinals stage last week, according to the sports network, that ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/12/16
Gymnastics tour cashing in

Ticket sales are up 40 percent over this time four years ago for USA Gymnastics’ lucrative Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions despite a shortened itinerary. The surge reflects the organizers’ decision to start selling month ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/12/16
Nearest restroom? Ask Pepper

Tucked away deep inside the U.S. Open Tennis Championships’ Arthur Ashe Stadium may well be the customer service hero that sporting events have been looking for: a 3 1/2-foot white robot named Pepper. IBM technicians with th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/05/16
Grey Goose steps up branding around Open

Grey Goose has long been a midtier sponsor at the U.S. Open, below heavyweights like JPMorgan Chase, American Express and Heineken. But the vodka maker, which is owned by Bacardi and makes what is called the signature drink of the U.S. Open, the Ho ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/05/16
Firm wants U.S. to host ’21 rugby event

The group behind Major League Baseball’s 2014 opener in Australia thinks now is an opportune moment for rugby. Moore Sports International, based in Australia with offices in New York and Hong Kong, has submitted a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in the U.S. The event has not tak ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/05/16
Bristol eyes other events after Battle

This week’s Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol college football game will mark the first time a major stick-and-ball event has been held at Bristol Motor Speedway in more than 50 years, but it likely won’t be the last. English Premier ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/05/16
Open weighs outsourcing hospitality

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships may be the next major sports property to outsource corporate hospitality. The Open, entering its second week, has long been one of the hottest tickets in sports high-end hospitality, given its New York location and cachet as the place to be seen at the end of th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/05/16
ICC prospers in a soccer-rich summer

Despite going up against two major international tournaments this summer, the International Champions Cup had perhaps its most successful edition yet. “We felt that for the first time, there was a real tipping point in our tournament and how people perceive it,” said Charlie Stillitan ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug