Faces and Places
Hall of Fame class of 2014
|Five champions and leaders were presented with the highest honor in tennis — enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Joined by several Hall of Fame members at the ceremony July 12 in Newport, R.I., members of the Class of 2014 are: (left to right): tennis industry leader Jane Brown Grimes, coach Nick Bollettieri, former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, British tennis historian and journalist John Barrett, and five-time Paralympic champion Chantal Vandierendonck.
Dolgon receives Ebright Award
|American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews (right) presented Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon with the Thomas Ebright Award for career contributions to the AHL. The AHL Awards Gala took place July 9 in Hilton Head, S.C.
Mayne honored as Visionary
|Brad Mayne (left), president and CEO of MetLife Stadium, received the Association of Luxury Suite Directors Visionary Award at the 24th annual ALSD Conference and Tradeshow in Kansas City on July 7. ALSD President Scott O’Connell (right) presented the award. The Visionary Award is ALSD’s only award of the year, given to someone who is respected in the business by colleagues, staff and the industry.
Final game at Candlestick
|About 25,000 fans attended the Legends of Candlestick flag-football game on July 12, the final sporting event at Candlestick Park. The game supported the San Francisco Police Foundation and San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo caught the winning touchdown from Joe Montana and spoke to fans after the game.
AEG announces employee relocation
|AEG will be moving 500 employees from its AEG Live and Axs ticketing divisions to The Desmond building in downtown Los Angeles, two blocks from the AEG corporate headquarters at L.A. Live. At the announcement July 8, from left: AEG’s Shawn Trell, Lincoln Property Co.’s Rob Kane, Central City Association’s Carol Schatz, AEG’s Ted Fikre, Lincoln Property Co.’s David Binswanger, Councilmember Jose Huizar’s representatives Paul Habib and Jessica Wethington McLean, South Park Business Improvement District’s Jessica Lall, AEG’s Dan Beckerman and Axs.com’s Tom Andrus.
Northeastern alums honored
|The Master of Sports Leadership program at Northeastern University presented its inaugural Excellence in Sports Leadership Awards on July 10. From left: John Caron, senior associate dean for academic and faculty affairs; Bob Prior, Master of Sports Leadership faculty; award winner Dave Hoffman, 2009, senior manager of community relations, Boston Celtics; award winner Shanna Kornachuk, 2007, assistant director of athletics for compliance, Harvard University; and Peter Roby, Northeastern University athletic director and Master of Sports Leadership faculty.
Trophy makes first appearance
|College Football Playoff staff posed with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy, unveiled July 14 in Irving, Texas.
Award recognizes Ilitch’s Rick Fenton
|Rick Fenton, vice president of corporate security and parking services of Ilitch Holdings, received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security on July 9 at the organization’s annual conference. Left to right: Doug Titus, Assa Abloy; Kathy and Rick Fenton; Dennis Cunningham, NHL (recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Leadership Award); and Lou Marciani, National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.
PlayOn, on site
|David Rudolph (left) and Robert Rothberg of PlayOn Sports visited with the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily staff at our headquarters in Charlotte on Tuesday. The company runs the NFHS Network for high school sports in a joint venture with the NFHS.
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