"We are running against time, but yes, the stadium will host the opening game and, yes, we will organize the opening game and all the other games in this stadium" – FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, saying Sao Paulo's Itaquerao stadium will be ready for the June 12 start of the World Cup in Brazil (AP, 4/22).
"For all of us, we need to figure out a way to make an experience that is not TV. ... We've been able to flexibly adjust our offerings and venues to particular needs" – The Players Championship Exec Dir Matt Rapp, on the event's efforts to improve the on-site fan experience (BIZJOURNALS.com, 4/22).
"(He) is doing a great job reviving that property, and I think you're going to see more offerings on the Internet and expanded sports pages" – Celtics co-Owner Steve Pagliuca, on Red Sox Owner John Henry acquiring the Boston Globe ("Squawk on the Street," CNBC, 4/21).
For more quotable comments from the world of sports business, check out today's "TV Timeout" feature on our On The Ground blog.