Sports teams and rights-holders are today presented with a panoply of funding mechanisms to help raise money: issuing of mini-bonds, shares and other crowdfunding initiatives; financing against commercial rights; and insurance-backed loans are all competing against the high-street banks.
Dermot Ledwith speaks to Fernando Fariza at Atlético Madrid about the club’s recent move across the city to the Wanda Metropolitano.
After authorities finally gave the green light to the redevelopment of Roland-Garros - following years of false starts - SportBusiness International examines the plan to add breathing space to the cluttered venue.
As campaigning begins on 5th December for regional elections in Catalonia that will shape Spain and affect the whole of Europe, Dominic Bliss looks at how independence for the region would impact on the Spanish sports economy.
Esports round-up | Fernando Alonso launches esports team; Astralis signs new shirt sponsorship deal with Audi; Video game ‘loot-boxes’ considered gambling
Liam Thompson, gaming and influencer executive with Havas Sports & Entertainment Cake, picks out the most interesting recent stories from the esports sector.
In his first column for SportBusiness International, the Chicago Bulls’ senior manager of business strategy & analytics and behavioural scientist, Kevin Brilliant, explains the psychology of queuing.
Liam Thompson, gaming and influencer executive with brand agency Cake, picks out the most interesting recent stories from the esports sector.
From perfect strawberries to ultra-efficient queues, Dominic Bliss discovers why the All England Club is still the cream when it comes to entertaining thousands of tennis fans at Wimbledon each year.
As endemic and non-endemic brands rush into partnerships with esports properties, they need to ensure they don’t infringe publisher intellectual property rights. Reed Smith LLP counsel Christopher Hoffman and associate Michael Strauss explain the dangers.