FINANCE & LAW PORTAL

Thanks to the arrival of superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the approval of a $120m football performance center, there is a renewed sense of excitement and optimism surrounding the Jacksonville Jaguars, as team president Mark Lamping tells SportBusiness.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview John Kosner, president of Kosner Media, a New York-based digital media and sports consultancy. A four-decade veteran of sports media and technology, Kosner has been highly active investor and advisor with sports-related startups. Eric and Chris also discuss multiple developments surrounding the start of the National Football League’s 2021 regular season, including expected record levels of betting in the United States, robust television ad sales, a 10-year partnership between for the league with Verizon, and a return of full stadiums.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Will Ahmed, founder and chief executive of wearable technology provider Whoop. Eric and Chris also discuss the expansion of the National Football League’s roster of sportsbook partners in the United States, Facebook’s entry into prediction-based sports games, the Covid-19 pandemic creating new labor issues in the NFL and National Basketball Association, and climate-related matters hitting the sports industry.

Two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins has become a minority investor in Premier League team Burnley FC.

Team sailing competition SailGP has announced today (Wednesday) that a Canadian franchise will complete its 10-boat line-up for the 2022-23 season

Venture capital firm aligns with several prominent pro team owners

An independent study commissioned by Uefa, football’s European governing body, has found that it could lose up to €3bn ($3.5bn

Private equity houses have been examining a host of league investment opportunities across European football with Serie A, Bundesliga and La Liga all reported to be examining the idea of selling stakes…

As Serie A weighs up six proposals from private investors, Ben Marlow, managing director, Asia Pacific, for football consultancy firm 21st Club, explains the sudden interest in the league and tells editorial…

In part 2 of our cricket roundtable interview with Clare Connor, managing director of Women's cricket at the ECB, Jake Lush McCrum, chief operations officer for the Rajasthan Royals and Richard Gould,…

Ticket marketplace looking at opportunities in industry "adjacencies"

Discussions continuing for potential large-scale gaming takeover

NBC Sports Next has acquired golf course revenue-management system RevTechPlus, a move which complements the company's tee time online booking service GolfNow.

The recent investment in Spring Media and its merger with Future Sports Agency will allow the Stockholm-based sports marketing agency to take “bigger bets on rights”, according to chief executive Tobias Osm…

Fosun International, the Chinese conglomerate which owns Wolverhampton Wanderers, has ended its search for fresh investment in the English Premier League football club by bringing in US finance and technology…

The Ekstraklasa, the top tier of club football in Poland, posted record consolidated revenues of PLN328.4m (€71.9m/$83.4m) during the 2020-21 season, despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Texas-based entity looks to accelerate its activity with pro teams

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Vasu Kulkarni, partner with Courtside Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm. Eric and Chris also discuss the implications of Fanatics’ dramatic entry into the sports trading card market, the new alliance between the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, and Pac-12 Conferences; and the arrival of the 2021 US Open in tennis.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Kathy Carter, LA28 chief revenue officer. Eric and Chris also discuss several dramatic moves in the global sports data business, the rapidly transforming market for sports trading cards and collectibles, and the National Hockey League’s landmark decision to allow jersey advertising.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Eric Grubman, chairman of Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (SEAH), and Neal Menashe, chief executive of Super Group. Eric and Chris also discuss CVC Capital Partners’ ongoing bid to acquire a 10 per cent equity stake in a holding company focused on LaLiga’s commercial ventures, Penn National Gaming’s acquisition of theScore, new provisions in New York City requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend indoor sports and entertainment events, and Sinclair Broadcast Group’s latest earnings report.

The Bucks are looking to capitalize on their historic NBA championship run to spur commercial growth both locally and overseas, team president Peter Feigin tells Bob Williams