Bob Williams, US office

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Philadelphia 76ers rise to third in NBA merchandise sales; G League players get long-overdue pay rises; and advertisers told to expect stronger Thursday Night Football 

The grand slam is marking its 50th anniversary with the opening of the new 14,000-capacity Louis Armstrong Stadium, complete with retractable roof. Katrina Adams, the president of the United States Tennis Association, spoke to Bob Williams at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to discuss the business and commercial opportunities of the redeveloped arena.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: ESPN Plus adds boxing and soccer content; race to buy Carolina Panthers enters final stretch; and Fifa inspects North American World Cup bid

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Anheuser-Busch launches incentive-based sponsorship program; ESPN+ to launch on April 12; and Concacaf president paid more than Uefa and Fifa counterparts

SportBusiness International speaks to EA Sports and NFL executives to discuss how they bring in sponsors to the Madden games and the commercial opportunities available

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Turner Sports joins crowded, competitive OTT arena; NBA to offer fans fourth-quarter live streaming; and MetLife Stadium proposed for 2026 World Cup final

In this week's US sports industry round-up: New pro football league gets headstart on XFL; NFL Draft to have unprecedented TV coverage; and MLB to expand international push with London series

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Seattle NHL bid gains $100m and another Leiweke; MLB takes big swing with exclusive Facebook deal; and New York Cosmos count the cost of NASL demise

Bob Williams speaks to Carlos Pérez, head of LaLiga's US office, about how the Spanish football league uses it to meet its global ambitions

In this week's US sports industry round-up: LA Clippers find match in Bumble; Seattle sends strong message to NHL; and Pitaro replaces Skipper as ESPN president

Before opening the NYC office, Bayern had 13 million fans in the US; they now have 27 million. In 2014 Bayern had just eight fan clubs spread across America; now they have 136 in 39 states. Bob Williams investigates.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: North American 2026 World Cup bid in danger; SeatGeek just the ticket for Dallas Cowboys; and Pizza Hut grabs slice of the NFL pie