Featured Story

Cycling league founders want to bring U.S. back to the velodrome

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

Two veterans of the U.S. cycling industry will launch a new professional bicycle racing series in 2015 that attempts to revive the sport of velodrome track cycling in North America. Called the World Cycling League, the venture is the brainchild of David Chauner and John Vande Velde, who both repr...

Read More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

More Stories

05/19/14
Quakes will accept Bitcoin at stadium

If you’re looking to buy tickets to an MLS match in San Jose and then buy a Chris Wondolowski jersey and a few hot dogs while you’re there, you can now do it with Bitcoin. The San Jose Earthquakes will become the first professional sports team to accept the virtual currency for all pu ...

Tags: Franchises

05/19/14
Bucks’ brat promo wins league award

Here’s something for the incoming owners of the Milwaukee Bucks to chew on: The team has won this year’s NBA award for the best team promotion, featuring a contest to create Milwaukee’s best bratwurst. The Bucks were recognized at the NBA’s annual sponsorship meetings, hel ...

Tags: Franchises

05/12/14
Brooklyn Nets valued at $1 billion

The value of sports teams continues to skyrocket. While a billion-dollar figure speculatively swirls around a possible Los Angeles Clippers sale, an investment bank is now in the market with a $1 billion valuation on the Brooklyn Nets. Forest City Enterprises, the real estate developer that co ...

Tags: Franchises

05/12/14
Leap of faith led Rodriguez to Chivas

Nelson Rodriguez did not hesitate. The players, coaches and staff of Chivas USA, the embattled franchise that was taken over by Major League Soccer in February, deserved an immediate response from the new man in charge. So Rodriguez traveled across the country from New York on Feb. 26 to deliver ...

Tags: Franchises

05/05/14
Clipped: Has sunk the club’s brand?

As the NBA begins its effort to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, some observers last week were asking if the team needs a new nickname along with its forthcoming new owner. “As far as the brand identity is concerned, that in my opinion is a wait-and see-proposition,&r ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Franchises

04/28/14
NBA’s global value plays role in sale

The pending sale of the Milwaukee Bucks is one of the first team deals in the NBA to assign significant value to the league’s emerging overseas business. Keeping the team in Milwaukee is a stipulation Kohl insi ...

Tags: Franchises

04/21/14
Owner touts minors’ community benefits

Dave Elmore, founder and owner of California-based Elmore Sports Group, is one of the true lifers of minor league sports. Active in the business for more than four decades, Elmore runs six minor league baseball teams (Colorado Springs, San Antoni ...

Tags: Franchises

04/14/14
How Morehouse stopped Gore’s concession

On Election Day in 2000, David Morehouse was part of a historic moment that would be immortalized in the HBO movie “Recount.” {podcast} SBJ Podcast: NHL writer Christopher Botta and executive editor Abraham Madkour discuss David Morehouse's unique political background and his ...

Tags: Franchises

04/14/14
Magic’s arena gets iBeacon technology

The Orlando Magic is the latest franchise to roll out iBeacon technology in an effort to improve fans’ in-arena experiences. The Magic is integrating 20 iBeacons inside Amway Center with its team app, enabling fans to get smartphone message prompts for possible seat upgrades, food and bever ...

Tags: Franchises

04/14/14
Power Player

For Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse, this week’s start of the NHL playoffs creates emotion beyond what others in sports might describe as a roller-coaster ride — one that could last anywhere from a disappointing 10 days to a victorious two months. “The play ...

Tags: Franchises

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug