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Flynn, ex-Marlins execs bring local savvy to Miami FC

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 29 / 16

With the NASL’s Miami FC beginning to find traction in its inaugural season, MP & Silva co-founder and President Riccardo Silva has tapped a pro sports executive with local roots to continue that growth. FLYNN ...

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01/21/13
Monumental to launch digital net

Monumental Sports and Entertainment Chairman Ted Leonsis will launch a full-fledged digital network this week in what is the first step toward setting up his own local TV channel. The broadband sports and entertainment channel will be called Monumental Network and will feature programming related ...

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01/14/13
Running with the Devils

The sign on the conference room wall in the offices at the Prudential Center reads, “Sell Like A Devil.” It’s a fitting theme for a meeting of New Jersey Devils ticket sales executives on the Monday morning after the NHL lockout has ended. ...

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01/14/13
MLSE’s chairman a quiet go-to guy

By virtue of his 25 percent stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and his long-established reputation as a dealmaker, Larry Tanenbaum is one of the most powerful sports figures in Canada. Chairman of MLSE since 2003, Tanenbaum oversees a company that touts $500 million in annual revenue a ...

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01/14/13
Clearly Canadian

F our months after telecommunications rivals Bell Canada and Rogers Communications closed their $1.3 billion acquisition of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Tom Anselmi is blunt about what must change. “The mandate is to win,” said Anselmi, president and chief operating offic ...

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01/07/13
Jackets’ Davidson brings straight talk

Columbus Blue Jackets fans and corporate partners are frustrated. Their concerns are not over the NHL lockout, the league’s second since the Blue Jackets came on board as an expansion franchise in 2000 and this one costing the city its choice as host for the now-canceled 2013 NHL All-Star Game ...

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12/10/12
Grizzlies' numbers up

One of the NBA’s best teams on the court this season is also seeing strong success off the court — not that anyone at Memphis Grizzlies headquarters wants to talk about it. The Grizzlies are flying higher in ticket sal ...

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12/10/12
NFL owners to meet

Pittsburgh Steelers insiders are poised to buy much of the 12.5 percent of the team Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is selling, sources said. The sale of the stake is on the agenda for this week’s brief NFL owners meeting in Irving, Texas. Haslam bought the Browns in October but ha ...

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12/03/12
Penguins, Highmark team up

The Pittsburgh Penguins have remained active locally during the ongoing NHL lockout through a series of charitable youth hockey and recreational initiatives. “It’s a priority of ownership to support youth hockey in the region,” said Penguins CEO David Morehouse of team owners Ro ...

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11/26/12
Celtics app to include audio streaming

The Boston Celtics are launching their first mobile application, through which the team will become the second NBA club to feature live audio streaming for their games. Including the Celtics, 16 of the NBA’s 30 teams will have mobile apps, but only the Phoenix Suns will be alongside Boston ...

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11/19/12
Crew falls short of season-ticket goal

In a season that brought key gains across its business space, the Columbus Crew remains far short of its goal of 10,000 season-ticket holders. The Crew began its drive for that goal, labeled “Goal 10K,” in September 2011, with an event featuring MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Columbu ...

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