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07/25/05
Minor league franchises have a difficult time living here in Alle ...

A ballpark planned for the Black Diamonds was abandoned when it was half finished. Bordered by the Lehigh River to the west, the Blue Mountain to the north and the Delaware River to the east, the Lehigh Valley region in eastern Pennsylvan ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, In-Depth

07/25/05
Why Rochester is No. 1

Fans flock to see the Red Wings baseball team (above) and the four other minor league franchises that call Rochester home. Being informed that Rochester, N.Y., placed first on SportsBusiness Journal’s rankings of minor league markets came ...

Tags: AHL, Baseball, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, LPGA, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MLS, National Lacrosse League, NCAA, In-Depth, Soccer, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Lightning

07/25/05
Ranking America's minor league markets

Click here to view the complete ranking. How the ranking was done Each league was asked to provide a list of its member teams’ territories, or boundaries. Fifteen minor league teams had no designated boundaries. If that team shared the market with another minor leagu ...

Tags: AFL, AHL, Baseball, Basketball, CHL, ECHL, Football, Hockey, National Lacrosse League, NBDL, In-Depth, Soccer, XFL

07/18/05
The mission? Creating magical memories

Reggie Williams was in politics before he joined the Walt Disney World Resort as director of sports development a dozen years ago. So he understands the ebbs and flows of public funding and the shifts in priorities that can make life difficult for a sports commission trying to bring in big ...

Tags: ABC, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, In-Depth, Walt Disney Co.

07/18/05
Cities and venues increase pursuit of amateur sporting events

The director of sports for the Amateur Athletic Union, Mike Killpack, remembers heading to the National Association of Sports Commissions’ annual convention 10 years ago and finding about 35 cities shopping for sporting events to bring to their towns. ...

Tags: Amateur Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, In-Depth, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney Co.

07/11/05
World Cup sponsors set game plan

Yahoo! provides the official Web site for the World Cup, and is rolling out several new interactive features designed to build a lasting relationship with fans of the event. With less than a year to go before the kickoff of FIFA World Cup 2 ...

Tags: Adidas, Anheuser-Busch Cos., FIFA, Gillette, MasterCard International Inc., McDonald's Corp., In-Depth, Soccer, Yahoo! Inc.

07/11/05
Traveling in Turin

Turin is the capital of the Piedmont, Italy’s second-most prosperous region. It’s not the typical tourist destination in Italy, but boasts much of the beauty and culture that attracts visitors to other areas of the country. Organizers of t ...

Tags: IOC, Olympics, In-Depth

07/11/05
How the IOC took on Nike in Atlanta

Sports sponsors fear paying heavily for marketing rights only to come head-to-head with ambush marketing at event sites. One of the best-known examples of ambush marketing happened in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Payne M ...

Tags: IOC, Olympics, In-Depth

07/11/05
Is Turin a hidden gem for sponsors?

The 2006 World Cup and Olympic Winter Games provide a global stage for sponsors looking to build their presence in new markets. So while Germany and Italy gear up to play host to the events, sponsors are busy putting the final ...

Tags: GE, IOC, McDonald's Corp., NBC, Octagon Group, Olympics, Samsung, In-Depth, Sprint Corp., USOC, Visa

07/11/05
2006 World Cup event venues

The following venues will play host to 2006 World Cup competition. Capacities listed represent the estimated number of seats available for each venue for World Cup games. The actual seating capacity of each stadium is 10 to 12 percent higher than the total listed, but is reduced for the World C ...

Tags: FIFA, In-Depth, Soccer

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