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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 31 / 14

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10/24/11
Packers, state launch raffle game

The state of Wisconsin will pay the Green Bay Packers $476,000 as part of the launching of a raffle game in partnership with the team. The Packers and Wisconsin Lottery recently announced the raffle that is offering a chance to win trips to all of the Packers road games in 2012. Raffle tickets of ...

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10/24/11
Pens move TV programming to website

The Pittsburgh Penguins have shifted their original television programming from local broadcast partner Root Sports Pittsburgh onto a team-owned website called Pens TV. Based on team research — which says Penguins fans skew higher in online usage than regular Pittsburgh residents — te ...

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10/17/11
Suns find new president outside of sports

The Phoenix Suns are turning to former Henkel Consumer Goods CEO Brad Casper to run the team’s business operations. Suns owner Robert Sarver hired Casper as the club’s new team president of business operations. JI ...

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10/17/11
3 from Cavs join Phizzle

Three members of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ digital business staff are leaving the organization to join mobile marketing company Phizzle. Mike Maleski, Cavs director of new media sales; Jeff Ryznar, director of strategic marketing; and Jeff Lillibridge, director of website operations, will op ...

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10/10/11
Whitecaps chief talks about team’s new home

The Vancouver Whitecaps this month moved into the recently renovated 60,000-seat BC Place stadium, which the MLS team shares with the BC Lions Canadian Football League team. It was a major step up from the Whitecaps’ 20,000-seat temporary h ...

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10/03/11
Welts sees ‘a big upside’ for Warriors

One of the first tasks on the list for newly hired Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts is to install his own top management team as the former Phoenix Suns executive assumes operational control of the franchise with some major front-office jobs to fill. Prior to hiring Welts, Warri ...

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10/03/11
Lightning carves out corners

The Tampa Bay Lightning has committed two of its biggest partners to sponsor new quadrants at the St. Pete Times Forum. As part of the arena’s $40 million renovation, the NHL team reached agreements with the St. Petersburg Times and Dex Imaging to brand two of the four quadrants in the corn ...

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10/03/11
Tickets.com signs up Mets for seven years

The New York Mets have signed a seven-year ticketing deal with Tickets.com, consolidating their baseball and special-event business at Citi Field. The Mets switch to Tickets.com, owned by MLB Advanced Media, after spending the past seven seasons with Paciolan. Mets fans will continue to buy ti ...

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10/03/11
Leiweke says change started with listening

When Tampa Bay Lightning CEO Tod Leiweke started with the team in July 2010, he found an outdated building with plastic seats and no food service in the upper bowl, a disenchanted fan base and a season-ticket base of about 5,000. Now, on the eve ...

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09/26/11
NHL’s $51.7M loan to Stars revealed

The NHL has lent $51.7 million to the Dallas Stars since 2009 to keep the troubled franchise afloat, according to court documents and financial sources. The NHL, whose regular season begins next week, itself borrowed the money from current lenders to Stars parent company Hicks Sports Group, the sour ...

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