Featured Story

Kermode shares his take on ATP

04 / 14 / 14

Chris Kermode in January became the fifth leader of the ATP since its current incarnation in 1990. He took over for the late Brad Drewett, a popular ex-player who won steep prize money increases from the Grand Slam events before his 15-month tenu...

Read More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

More Stories

08/22/11
MLS sees spike online

The MLS All-Star Game and World Football Challenge boosted Major League Soccer’s online and mobile numbers to new heights. In July, MLSsoccer.com recorded just over 3 million unique visitors, its highest total ever. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/15/11
Merchandise sales bounce back on PGA Tour

The PGA Tour’s merchandise sales at tournaments are climbing their way back to pre-recession levels, and some growth is anticipated for 2011. While the average amount of a transaction at a PGA Tour event merchandise tent is down, fans are making more transactions each weekend to drive the r ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/25/11
MLS at midseason

Sellout crowds in the Pacific Northwest combined with a new stadium and rebranding effort in Kansas City helped Major League Soccer post midseason attendance gains for the second consecutive year. The league has also seen an incremental increase in television viewership from most of its TV partners. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/25/11
Perez to lead AEG ticketing

AEG has hired technology executive Bryan Perez to take charge of its new ticketing company, according to industry sources with knowledge of the move. AEG officials refused to confirm that Perez had been hired. Perez, contacted by a third party, did not return an email for comment. ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

07/25/11
NHRA ramps up ticket sales

The National Hot Rod Association has overhauled its ticket sales operations, opening an outbound sales call center and hiring its first ticket sales manager. The drag racing governing body manages ticket sales for five of its 22 annual races. It oversees sales at tracks in Indianapolis; Gainesvi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/25/11
Schedule gives NBA teams marketing ammo

The NBA’s release of its 2011-12 regular-season schedule nearly a month earlier than the league’s usual schedule unveiling hands teams some marketing ammunition during the lockout while giving arena operators a jump on booking acts should games be lost to labor strife. The NBA typical ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/25/11
Bettman's compensation reaches $7.5M

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s total compensation increased 4 percent during the 2009-10 season, pushing his salary plus benefits to $7.5 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, according to the league’s most recent tax filing. For 2009-10, Bettman’s base salary was $ ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/25/11
AFL sees viewership, attendance drop

Regular-season viewership and average attendance for the Arena Football League is down despite the indoor league adding four new markets at the start of its 2011 season. The 18-team league was averaging 7,659 fans a game entering the final weekend of its 18-game regular season, which ended Saturd ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/25/11
Tiffany to sponsor USSA’s Gold Pass

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association signed a three-year deal with Tiffany & Co. that makes the jeweler the first sponsor of the organization’s famous Gold Pass, which provides top donors with unlimited access to any ski resort in the country. The deal is valued in the mid-six figur ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/18/11
Changes in store for All-Star Game?

The 2011 MLB All-Star Game became as much defined by who wasn’t there as who was, creating headaches for Major League Baseball officials and sponsors and likely rule changes in future years. The high-profile absences of numerous stars, mos ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug