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03 / 24 / 14

When the San Jose Earthquakes set a minimum ticket price for visiting fans at $55 this season, Seattle Sounders fans, whose team opened the season in California, took to Twitter in protest. It wasn’t long before Earthquakes supporters joined them, and then fans from both teams and both cities ...

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IBM doubles down at U.S. Open

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06/17/13
Sponsors look toward Brazil

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is being viewed by sponsorship executives in a different, broader light. “In our communication with clients, I can tell you that we see the 2014 World Cup as the first mainstream FIFA World Cup platform,” said Simon Wardle, the executive vice presiden ...

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06/17/13
Game length, big events on Turner’s mind

Turner Sports President David Levy strolled into the press conference prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Miami with Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver . On this occasion of the annual pre-Finals state of the league ...

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06/10/13
Champions finale could leave Miami

The Guinness International Champions Cup soccer tournament debuting next month and later culminating in Miami will find its future championship weekends bid out to other cities. Such was the message last week from Stephen Ross, owner of the Miam ...

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06/10/13
Cozy Merion creates hospitality squeeze

The Merion Golf Club has all the characteristics of a classic U.S. Open venue, from its tight fairways and thick rough to its tradition-steeped course. What it doesn’t have is a lot of space. Last year’s U.S. Open at Olympic Club was played on a nearly 300-acre footprint, compared wit ...

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05/27/13
Faces and Places, Sports Business Awards

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05/27/13
2013 Sports Business Awards Winners

Sports Executive of the Year USOC CEO Scott Blackmun Sports League of the Year U.S. Olympic Committee Best in Sports Media NBC Sports Group Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services ...

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05/27/13
Golden moment at SBA

In four years, the U.S. Olympic Committee has gone from the bottom to the top. The organization, which was publicly derided by Dick Ebersol in 2009 as dysfunctional following an embarrassing Olympic bid failure, earned two of the top honors at t ...

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05/27/13
Reinsdorf salutes power of sports

Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, accepted the SBJ/SBD Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Business Awards ceremony, after an introduction by ESPN’s George Bodenheimer. Here is the full transcript of his remark ...

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05/20/13
Reinsdorf values people he knows, trusts

When Steve Schanwald was in the intensive care unit of a Chicago hospital, recovering from surgery after a heart attack, one of the first people to call him was Jerry Reinsdorf. He told the Bulls’ executive vice president of business opera ...

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