Under Armour Makes $300M Endorsement Bid for Durant
by ELAINE LOW August 2014
Under Armour's nearly $300 million bid to steal Kevin Durant's endorsement from Nike would reportedly be Under Armour's biggest-ever endorsement deal and eat up around 10% of its annual marketing budget.
HOK to Acquire 360 Architecture
by AB Editors August 2014
NEW YORK – HOK announced it has agreed to acquire the award-winning design firm 360 Architecture, re-establishing HOK as a global leader in sports and entertainment facility design and giving the firm a significant new presence in Kansas City.
Cleveland Indians Pressured to Change Name, Mascot
by Jim Siegel, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH August 2014
A state senator from Cincinnati wants to apply pressure to Cleveland Indians ownership to change the team's nickname and mascot, Chief Wahoo.
Oakland Raiders Owner Meets with San Antonio Officials
by Jerry McDonald Contra Costa Times July 2014
Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed a published report of a visit with San Antonio officials, but the extent of his interest in relocating his franchise to Texas is not known. Davis, reached by phone Tuesday, said he was in San Antonio with close friend and former Raider Cliff Branch, who was being inducted into a local hall of fame. “Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with some city officials while I was in town,’’ Davis said. “I have nothing further to discuss on the topic.’’ According to a report in the San Antonio Express-News, Davis met with Cisneros, then-mayor Julián Castro, City Manager See RELOCATION, 6C Sheryl Sculley and the president of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
Gold's Gym Acquires 23-Location Rush Fitness Complex
by Carly Harrington, email@example.com July 2014
The Rush Fitness Complex, a Knoxville-based fitness chain that operates 23 locations in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, has agreed to be acquired by Gold’s Gym.
Congratulations to Our Reader Survey Contest Winner!
by Michael Gaio May 2014
Athletic Business would like to congratulate Vicky Jaeger, the winner of our reader survey contest. Vicky is the director or recreational services at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a longtime AB reader. A new GoPro Hero 3+ will be delivered to Vicky, who was chosen at random after completing the reader survey we hosted on our website last week.
Red Cross Launches Campaign to Cut Drowning Rate in 50 Cities
by Super User May 2014
Source: Red Cross
Washington DC – May 20, 2014 - The American Red Cross today launched a new national campaign to reduce the drowning rate by 50 percent in 50 cities over the next three to five years.
Athletic Business Reader Response Survey
by AB Staff May 2014
Help us better serve you. Kindly respond to our E-News readership survey by May 16 and you will be eligible for a drawing to win a GoPro Hero3+.
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Help Us Choose Our June Cover
by AB Staff April 2014
The June issue of Athletic Business will be our 27th annual Architectural Showcase, featuring the best new facilities in athletics, fitness and recreation from around North America. With so many outstanding projects to choose from, deciding which one to put on the cover is a difficult task. That's why we're asking for your help.