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How use of business analytics could have benefited union

04 / 14 / 14

I n today’s most popular professional sports leagues the role of business analytics continues to escalate. The introduction of the “Moneyball” statistical application to player efficiency in MLB years ago has expanded to other pr...

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01/27/14
Collision of sport, social unrest

I s sport a cause of social unrest, a tool to address inequality or a platform from which to communicate political injustice? As we near the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, a long-simmering kettle of religious, political and social unrest has the ...

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01/27/14
From the Field of International Law

C orruption and bribery are critical risks companies investing in upcoming high-profile sports events like the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio need to be prepared for. Global spor ...

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01/27/14
From the Executive Editor

I spent a day in Tampa earlier this month at a Business of Sports forum and was able to hear from Tampa Bay Sports Commission Executive Director Rob Higgins , who at the young age of 34 is chalking up quite an impressive résumé. H ...

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01/20/14
From the Field of Team Marketing

N ew Year’s Resolution, 2014: Add value to season-ticket packages, encourage repeat attendance among single-game ticket buyers, and drive increased spending among customers across merchandise, concessions and experiences. If your resolut ...

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01/20/14
From the Executive Editor

T here are a number of ways I’ll miss David Stern being a constant voice within the world of sports business. I’ll miss his big thinking. No one can ever accuse Stern of lacking “the vision thing” or not thinking of wa ...

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01/13/14
From the Executive Editor

D avid Downs is on the soccer field nearly every day of the week, teaching players on one of the three soccer teams he coaches in Westchester County. So when we made plans to meet in New York City, the Netherlands-born lifelong soccer player had to be back for his 2 p.m. practice. For him, coachin ...

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01/13/14
Sutton Impact

C ustomization. The secondary ticket market. Too many games in the ticket plan offerings. Not enough time to attend. The personal and business demands of everyday life. These are all challenges to selling ticket plans. Developing Rays Flex Packs i ...

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