• Soccer Tournament to Have 540 Teams, $9M Impact

    by Steven Matthews May 2015

    The annual Warrior Soccer Classic set for next weekend is projected to have a $9 million economic impact on the area and attract more than 30,000 people, according to tournament and county officials.

  • County Pride, $2M Impact in Hosting FHSAA Baseball

    by Adam Fisher, May 2015

    In 2012, the Florida High School Athletic Association picked a bid from the Lee County Sports Authority to host the baseball finals for three years at JetBlue Park, spring training home of the Boston Red Sox.

  • Virginia Tech Turns Over Courtside Seating to Donors

    by Mark Berman 981-3125 May 2015

    This move takes away the courtside seats of media members, who had been at press tables across from the team benches. The change also displaces wheelchair-bound fans, who had been on the baseline. Tech plans to place 14 new tables courtside and along the baseline, with four seats per table.

  • All Tucson Bowl Game Needs Is Sponsor, Stadium

    by Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star May 2015

    Tucson has been granted approval to host a bowl game. But it won't necessarily kick off this year, if at all.

  • Fan Plans 'ReOpening Day' for Displaced Orioles

    by Peter Schmuck | The Baltimore Sun May 2015

    Baltimore sports fans know their history, so when the Orioles were forced to play a game in an empty stadium, then were required to move last weekend's series with the Tampa Bay Rays to Florida because of civil unrest in the city, Sam Angell got an idea. He remembered Fantastic Fans Night, a legendary Memorial Stadium moment that put the passion and loyalty of O's fans on display.

  • Latest Va. Tech Study: Hokies' Economic Impact Triples

    by The Roanoke Times Editorial Board May 2015

    Here's why college football coaches get fired: When they lose games, other people lose money.

  • A Modern Approach to Traditional Sponsorship Agreements

    by Scott R. Branam April 2015

    The sports industry continues to grow exponentially in the United States, and with that growth comes an increased interest for local and national businesses and organizations to affiliate with sports teams through sponsorship relationships. As this trend continues, the nature of the relationship between a sports property and a business will continue to evolve. For years, businesses were satisfied with simply having their name associated with a sports property, but today, businesses are demanding more return on the sponsorship relationship. They want to know how the sponsorship relationship will benefit their brand.

  • Dodgers Looking to Give Tech Startups a Boost

    by Emily Attwood April 2015

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have launched a program to integrate innovative technologies into the stadium and fan experience. The Dodgers Accelerator program, announced earlier this week, will provide 10 startup companies an opportunity to grow and build awareness for their products. 

  • Optimism Meets Reality When Opening a Health Club

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein April 2015

    The adage, "Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life," likely needs some updating. Maybe something like, "If you choose to start a business based on what you love, then be prepared to work really, really hard every day and know that 80 percent of what you have to do will have nothing to do with what you love. But that last 20 percent might be fun."

  • Seven Questions to Ask When Staging a Sports Camp

    by Paul Steinbach March 2015

    For insight into the staging of sports camps, Athletic Business looked no further than a couple of companies that do nothing but sports camps — and on a grand scale — in a marketplace in which seemingly everybody and his or her former-college-athlete cousin has launched one.