MARRIOTT TO CHAMPION 20 NEW SPORTS BARS AND RESTAURANTS
MD-based Marriott International "intends to spend
$447,000 to purchase the rights to the Champion Sports
memorabilia brand, part of a push to open sports-oriented
bars and restaurants," according to the Baltimore SUN.
Marriott is considering opening 20 sports bars or
restaurants "worldwide" under the Champion name. As part of
the agreement, VA-based Champion Sports Inc. will become
Marriott's exclusive memorabilia supplier and a consultant
to the company (Baltimore SUN, 11/11).