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Archival firm builds business on teams’ ‘junk’

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 21 / 17

For years, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ considerable heritage lay aging inside rusting filing cabinets in forgotten rooms at Dodger Stadium, or gathering dust in cardboard boxes at off-site storage warehouses. Bits and pieces of Dodger tradition were ingloriously stored in the stadium parking lot....

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Setting tone for owner groups

Joe Lacob’s collegial model for running the Golden State Warriors has sports franchise roots directly across San Francisco Bay. In 1992, a group of some two dozen Bay Area businessmen — including Walter Shorenstein, Charles Johnson, Peter Magowan and Larry Baer — pooled their re ...

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In rebranding, the Bucks aren’t stopping here

The Milwaukee Bucks are set for a summer of rebranding, further remaking a franchise that already seems long-removed from the Herb Kohl ownership era that ended just last year. Under new owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens, who bought the team from Kohl for $500 million last May, the Bucks have spent ...

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Ticket sales mixed for L.A. suitors

Related stories ... • Why Populous sat out in L.A. • What taxable status will mean for league The three NFL teams eyeing Los Angeles for possible relocation by the 2016 season are having markedly different results selling season tickets in their home markets in what could b ...

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MLL owner sees profit in passion play

Rob Hale admits that buying the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse was more of a passion play, which makes him like a lot of professional team owners. But he also sees a long-term growth potential that makes him feel like he got in on the grou ...

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Hawks’ price fails to match predictions

The Atlanta Hawks are selling for what sources say is in the neighborhood of $850 million. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES When all is said and done, the equity paid for the Atlanta Hawks in t ...

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Canadiens rewards fans around the globe

The Montreal Canadiens ended their 2014-15 regular season the same way they have every year for the past decade: selling out every home game. That fact was in mind when the team in October launched its Club 1909 fan program, an initiative to try ...

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Ottawa to expand special ‘Sens’ section

When the Ottawa Senators launched their Sens Supporter Section this season, the team viewed it as a 10-game trial. Working with team fan group Red Scarf Union and taking cues from MLS and European soccer, the team marked off a section of roughly 300 seats for fans who wanted to stand, sing and chant ...

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Bright House joins Orlando City roster

Orlando City SC has signed Bright House Networks as a founding partner, the latest deal for the first-year Major League Soccer club as it continues to build out its sponsorship roster. The deal makes Bright House the club’s exclusive cable, Internet, home-phone and home-security partner. Fi ...

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L.A. Kings use science to reach kids

Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli donned a goalie glove and blocker, and he did his best to stop shots taken by teammates Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown. This wasn’t, however, during a lighthearted Kings practice in which Toffoli tried his hand at playing goalie. Instead, it was at the ...

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Citigroup to sell Scorpions, stadium

The owner of the North American Soccer League team in San Antonio has hired Citigroup to sell the team, its stadium and adjacent property. The key in the sale is the expectation that the team, the San Antonio Scorpions, could make the jump to Major League Soccer. While there is no guarantee of mo ...

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