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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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Prescription for profit

T here are days when Burns Sports & Celebrities Vice President Marc Ippolito pursues endorsement deals with the zeal of an autograph hound at a Super Bowl party. On other days, deals come over the transom; more frequently, the latter have come from pharmaceutical companies. "I ...

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Steve Greenberg the dealmaker

Among the aging bats, weathered balls and photographs in Steve Greenberg's Allen & Co. office sits a picture of the sports investment banker with former baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent. The two are grinning happily on the field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The image of th ...

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Sports venues tied to development

 This map shows sports venues under construction, or expected to begin soon, whose funding is tied to larger real estate development plans. Click here for map

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Sports-driven projects a tough sell

T he downtown revitalization that has come slowly but steadily in Cleveland since Jacobs Field and Gund Arena opened stands as a frequently cited example of sports facilities acting as catalysts for urban renewal and development. The sprawl of empty land that encircles the Ballpark at Arl ...

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Turnkey Sports Insiders Poll

Following are results from the Turnkey Sports Insiders Poll taken in February. The survey covered about 400 senior-level sports industry executives spanning professional and college sports. 1. In terms of total seating capacity, are most stadiums and arenas that were buil ...

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Early attempt withered in the desert

The concept of incorporating a sports facility into a real estate development project, rather than building one as a stand-alone venue and hoping other construction will follow, can be traced back more than four decades to an entrepreneur living in the Arizona desert. W. Winfield Creighto ...

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The value of the NCAA brand

Jim Host remembers "like it was yesterday" the day he proposed the start of a corporate marketing program to then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. It was March 29, 1981 — the day before John Hinckley's attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. Byers was hosting a reception for network ...

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Turnkey Sports Insiders Poll

  The following are results from the Turnkey Sports Insiders Poll taken in January. The survey covered about 400 senior-level sports industry executives spanning professional and college sports. 1. Do ...

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Population born in state of residence

The most successful sports franchises often are based in states in which residents have deeper roots. The following map shows the percentage of people who were born in their current state of residence as of the 2000 U.S. Census. On average, 60 percent of people in the United States wer ...

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Movement of pro sports franchises

Sports franchises have long chased population trends, expanding or relocating to markets that have enjoyed the strongest growth. The following map shows cities with existing Major League Baseball, NFL, NBA and NHL teams that started playing in those cities during two key periods of population-dri ...

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