Featured Story

Coast to Coast

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 15 / 14

AUBURNDALE, FLA. Rugby finals call Florida home NDP Championships, a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, reached a three-year agreement with Polk County, Fla., to host The Sevens Championship, the first youth and high school rugby sevens North American championship tournament, at L...

Read More

Tags: Coast to Coast

More Stories

07/14/14
Hope rises for Rio Olympics

Two months ago, International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates derided preparations for Rio 2016 as the “worst” he’d ever seen. The IOC, Olympic sponsors, federations and national Olympic committees were all concerned about the next Summer Games. But as the World Cup ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/14/14
Free kicks: What it all means

“The short-term burst we saw around the men’s national team in Brazil has to be looked at with the longer-term view of how MLS will or won’t grow. Looking at both together will give marketers a better line of sight as to how to place bets on soccer moving forward in the domestic m ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/14/14
Volleyball World Series hits Long Beach

Five years after stepping down as AVP commissioner, Leonard Armato seems to still be the heavily factionalized sport’s best hope for commercial viability. Starting next week, Armato is again presenting the only beach volleyball tournament ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/14/14
Success has FIFA sponsors upbeat

FIFA sponsors and partners are encouraged by early results from their activation efforts in Brazil and around the world.  The return of the world’s most popular sport to Brazil, which has fielded one of the most accomplished national teams in history, resulted in a captivating event th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/14/14
3 agencies looking to sign Bouchard

As tennis’ summer tournament swing heats up, talent agencies are scrambling for a major prize: Eugenie Bouchard , this year’s Wimbledon runner-up. The 20-year-old Canadian is nearing the end of her representation deal with Lagard&eg ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/14/14
Legacy of the Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be remembered as the point where international soccer crossed over into mainstream American culture. There was U.S. player Clint Dempsey kidding around with David Letterman on “The Late Show.” WORLD CUP COVERAGE ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/23/14
Former X Games exec is Dew Tour’s new GM

NBC Sports has hired longtime X Games executive Chris Stiepock to be the Dew Tour’s general manager. The Dew Tour has been without a general manager since Kenny Mitchell left the position last year to join NASCAR. Stiepoc ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/16/14
Austin delivers crowds to X Games

ESPN’s decision to take Summer X Games to Austin, Texas, for the first time helped energize event attendance and sponsorship but delivered mixed results on TV. The inaugural X Games Austin attracted 160,000 spectators over four days, making it the most attended X Games since 2004 (see chart ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/09/14
Sponsors step up for Special Olympics

There are more than 19,000 Special Olympics events held annually in the United States. They run the gamut in terms of location, participant numbers, volunteers and budget, yet no previous event has approached the size and scale expected for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, which kicks off this w ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/09/14
Dublin inspired Nelligan to think big

The Special Olympics are nothing new to T.J. Nelligan. The longtime sports marketing executive, who serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of this year’s Special Olympics USA Games, has been involved with the organization for more than 20 years. The driving force behind Nelligan ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug