Houston Texans owner Bob McNair died on Friday, aged 81, after a long battle with cancer. The NFL team is expected to be taken over by his son Cal McNair, currently the Texans' chief operating officer.
Fifty games moved to afternoons so they can be broadcast in primetime on continent Approximately 30 per cent of NHL players come from overseas Earlier start times give teams more opportunity to engage...
• Japanese NBA player Yuta Watanabe outsells LeBron James in NBA Japan stores • Acquisition of Majestic has helped develop relationships with Japanese baseball teams • 10-year deal with SoftBank Hawks...
Public interest in sailing tends to peak around America’s Cup where, traditionally, super-rich team-owners invest heavily to build hi-tech boats and to attract crews assembled from around the world.
When a leading sports team signs a foreign player, it does so because of their athletic ability. But sometimes that player can also usher in an opportunity to build a sizeable fan base in their home country
‘Mission-driven’ all-female W Series hopes to attract free-to-air coverage and purpose-beyond-profit sponsorship
• Event promises to provide a platform for female drivers to succeed in F1 • Series will underwrite costs of all the drivers • Strategy includes proposal to televise driver selection process in reali...
Wearable devices will enable biometric data to be used in-game and in real time for wagering App has been created that will allow gamblers to simultaneously watch a game and bet on it B...
Formula One is working with market research group Populus on biometric studies of the live TV audience during grand prix coverage. Jonathan Dyson reports on how the work is being carried out and how the results are being used.
The world’s population is ageing, with profound consequences for society and the economy. And yet serving older fans, participants and customers is barely mentioned in conversations within the sports industry. Kevin McCullagh spoke to sports marketers and ageing industry experts to find out why, and what opportunities may be being missed.
Lima 2019 president Carlos Neuhaus looks forward to hosting the Pan American and Parapan American Games next year, and the impact they can have on Peru and its people.
In 2022 the IOC will stage an event in Africa for the first time, in the Sengalese capital Dakar. Will the Youth Olympic Games represent a milestone for sports events on the continent? SportBusiness investigates.
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) undertook an immense logistical challenge for the 2018 World Equestrian Games. SportBusiness asks what other federations could learn from their experience.
Queensland’s Tourism Minister Kate Jones and Leanne Coddington, chief executive of Tourism and Events Queensland, explain how the state’s natural environment helps make it ‘the best address on earth’
As sports bodies look to move events from stadia and arenas to urban locations, they need to understand the fresh portfolio of risks they face, writes David Griffiths of Miller Insurance.
Title sponsorship is first and foremost a way of making consumers aware of a brand name, putting the brand into the mouths of fans as they talk about a team, competition or other property.
Jonathan Levy has held a series of roles at Clipper Ventures, which organises the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Here he offers his insights into what makes an ideal host city for an event organiser.
Handing over the rights to name your property isn’t a decision taken lightly by any rights-holder. It can generate a lot of income and create long-lasting associations that are fondly remembered by fans.
Rodolfo Martinez, vice-president, production and operations at ESPN International and ESPN Deportes, has spearheaded the sports broadcaster’s on-site coverage of five editions of the Olympic Games and five Fifa World Cups. Here he offers a glimpse of the challenges that have to be overcome when working in different host cities.
Marc Zwiebler is a seven-time German national badminton champion, former European champion, and two-time Olympian. Here he offers his insights into what makes an ideal host city for athletes.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has established one of the industry’s most innovative competition calendars, with its portfolio of events including the UCI Road World Championships, which took place most recently in September in Innsbruck, Austria. UCI business development manager Jérôme Lacroix explains how the body has honed its host city selection process.