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The road ahead for the NFL, and lessons for current, future executives

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

T he self-admitted mishandling of the Ray Rice situation by both the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been painful to observe for sports business professionals or, even closer to home, any father with daughters. It is reason...

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Braves brand super suites

The Atlanta Braves are developing two new branded super suites catering to separate audiences at Turner Field. The team is consolidating four regular suites midlevel beyond the right-field foul pole that often went unsold into two larger 50-person units for the 2011 season. One skybox will be marke ...

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Super Bowl crowd control

Populous senior principal Jerry Anderson and his crew are marking their 26th consecutive year of preparing the Super Bowl site, but this year’s game, Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium , presents several new challenges for them and the NFL. The building, which opened in June 2009 with 80, ...

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Arena mask makes big impression

The Pittsburgh Penguins found the right fit for their newest sponsor, high-tech materials firm Bayer MaterialScience . The company, one of three business groups that make up corporate parent Bayer, is presenting sponsor of the World’s Largest Goalie Mask on the main concourse ...

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Camarena titles new bar at Rockies' home

The Colorado Rockies have signed a three-year deal with Familia Camarena Tequila tied to a new branded destination at Coors Field, one of several upgrades to the 16-year-old ballpark for the 2011 season. Camarena, a maker of high-end tequilas distributed dome ...

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Cubs issue joint proposal for spring home

The city of Mesa, Ariz., and the Chicago Cubs have jointly issued a design proposal for a new $99 million spring training facility tied to a mixed-use development that would raise the bar for those MLB complexes. The request for statement of qualifications, released Dec. 21, list ...

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Legends adds premium sales training

The joint venture established by the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees is expanding its business to sales training and installing customer relationship management systems while ramping up staff. Legends Premium Services, a new division of Legends Hospitality Management, the company that runs ...

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Recession put designers on new paths

The economic downturn of the past three years put many sports designers out of work. Others branched out on their own after seeing how the end of the major league building boom was leaving fewer opportunities for the growing number of firms chasing those projects. Following is a look at four design ...

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Design firms look to smaller projects

For a snapshot of the state of sports facility development in North America, go back to Dec. 9. On that day, officials in Edmonton, Sioux Falls and Tampa interviewed architects for arena projects tied to the NHL, minor league sports and college basketball, respectively. But only one of those deals, ...

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The Year in Sports Business

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