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John Youk looks up from a camouflage grill beneath a tent at Kentucky Speedway and eyes a Sprint Tower in the distance. He scans the numbers for Stewart-Haas drivers. “Patrick’s third fastest,” he says, nodding. “Stewart’s quick, sixth. We’ve got hot cars. Oh y...

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Advertisers make their picks

W hen advertising executives compare notes this month in New York as part of the “upfront” television sales season, the few who will be thinking of sports are those holding Yankees tickets. While the prime-time “upfront” mark ...

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Basketball, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Daimler AG, ESPN, Football, Ford Motor Co., Fox, NASCAR, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, Octagon Group, In-Depth, Speed Channel

2003 advertising revenue

Networks listed by dollar amount of advertising on sports-related programming Click here for chart

Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Discovery Communications Inc., ESPN, Fox, Golf Channel, MTV, NBC, Paxson Communications Corp., In-Depth, Speed Channel, Spike TV, Time Warner, USA Network

Petco Park hits a dinger with design

Team officials first balked at the site proposed for the new ballpark, but later saw the potential to help revive a blighted area of the city. The first time San Diego Padres owner John Moores and his former CEO, Larry Lucchino, drove the ...

Tags: ANC Sports, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, HOK Inc., San Diego Padres, In-Depth, Sportservice-Fan Zone

Different parks, different places

The exterior of Petco Park, new home to the San Diego Padres, is a soft and natural mix of yellows, reds and tans, inspired by the signature cliffs of nearby Torrey Pines and made of sandstone tile imported from India. Citizens Bank Park, opened by the Philadelphia Phillies earlier thi ...

Tags: Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, In-Depth

Paying to play

Petco Park and Citizens Bank Park opened this month as the most expensive open-air Major League Baseball parks ever built. The Phillies paid for half the total cost of their project, the largest such team share since Comerica Park opened in Detroit in 2000. The openi ...

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, In-Depth, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers

Philadelphia freedom from ‘The Vet’

Ashburn Alley gives fans an up-close opportunity to watch pitchers warm up in the bullpen. Citizens Bank Park received lukewarm reviews from a local columnist and a national writer in its first two weeks of operation. The $460 million ...

Tags: Aramark Corp., Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Basketball, Cincinnati Reds, Denver Broncos, Detroit Tigers, Football, HOK Inc., NBA, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, In-Depth

Game plan for Athens

A thens, Greece, Aug. 14, 2004. Day 2 of the Olympic Games. It is warm, with outdoor temperatures surpassing 90 degrees. The swimming competition begins in three hours, but already there is tension in the air, not to mention exhaust fumes, as a jet-lagged wave of corporate guests steps out ...

Tags: Chevron Corp., Intersport, InterSport Management, IOC, John Hancock, NBC, Olympics, In-Depth, Texaco, USOC, Visa

Turnkey Sports Poll

Following are the results of the Turnkey Sports Poll taken in March. The survey covered about 400 senior-level sports industry executives spanning professional and college sports. Click here for chart.

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Sponsorship Report Card: Experts

Wally Hayward Chief executive officer Relay Sports and Event Marketing Hayward P harmaceutical companies recognize that sports marketing plays an integral part of their overall marketing mix. However, they need to fo ...

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Baseball, Football, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, NFL, In-Depth

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