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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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12/07/15
With streak, Warriors are golden

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11/30/15
Race team owner chooses sale via tweet

Social media has grown to become the megaphone for all things these days, from breaking news and marketing products to communicating with friends and even showing off what’s for dinner. But using the medium to advertise the sale of a professional sports team? That’s one of the few thi ...

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11/16/15
Biometrics speeding entry at ballparks

After recent ballpark tests with a “biometric identity system” called Clear, in which a swipe of two fingers got fans through security, three MLB teams are thinking that wands and magnetometers are destined to go the way of buggy whips and straight razors. Call it the E-ZPass for spor ...

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11/09/15
Rangers prepare VR experience

Fans can try the VR technology on a Madison Square Garden concourse. Photo by: MSG The New York Rangers goalie starts by strapping on his pads in the locker room alongside his teammat ...

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10/19/15
Chiefs reward non-season-ticket holders

The Kansas City Chiefs have given a jolt to their rewards program built for season-ticket holders by opening it to more fans and giving them new ways to engage. As of last week, the Chiefs had 62,066 fans signed up in the Chiefs Kingdom Rewards program, with 78 percent of those not season-ticket ...

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10/19/15
Will blackouts go dark for good?

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. The NFL’s one-year suspension of its policy to not broadcast games locally that don’t meet certain sales thresholds is not depressing attendance after more than a quarter of the season is complete. Before an ...

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10/12/15
Accelerator companies plug into network

The inaugural roster for the Dodgers’ Accelerator program includes a diverse portfolio of sports tech firms, ranging from a social platform for managing local sports leagues to a software company promising to improve tracking and analyzing data from wearables. The firms are in different sta ...

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10/12/15
Dodgers give tech firms a swing

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ unprecedented sports tech Accelerator program is about to break camp and see whether its 10 draft picks for this inaugural season can make the big leagues. It took the team and its Accelerator partner, global digital agency R/GA, a month to select the 10 firms from ...

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10/05/15
Coyotes’ message: Here to stay

The Arizona Coyotes are introducing a marketing campaign designed to reassure a community that it will be around for a while. The team has been in the Phoenix area for 19 seasons, but it’s been a rocky tenure that has included bankruptcy and league ownership. With new ownership now entering ...

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10/05/15
Ticket data shows purchase habits shift

A new mobile ticketing product is revealing compelling data on the purchasing behavior of millennial fans. Atlanta-based mobile technology company Experience, which collaborated this season with several MLB clubs on pass-based ticket offers and is active in seat-upgrade technology, disclosed purc ...

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