Fanatics

The National Basketball Association is looking to expand its presence within France by opening the league's first retail store in Paris in partnership with global sports merchandise company Fanatics

Sports-related entities provide more than half of most recent company financing

Global sports merchandising giant Fanatics has secured a 10-year omnichannel merchandise and retail partnership with the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Julie Uhrman, Angel City FC co-founder and president. Fisher and Russo also discuss Major League Baseball’s cancellation of the first week of the 2022 regular season and further impacts from the ongoing labor dispute with the MLB Players Association, the move of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich to sell the Premier League’s Chelsea FC, a $1.5bn fundraising by Fanatics that now values the company at $27bn, and rising political pressures surrounding National Hockey League star Alexander Ovechkin.
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Global merchandising and sports retail company Fanatics has continued to expand its business portfolio by teaming up with a celebrity group to acquire lifestyle brand Mitchell & Ness from Juggernaut Capital…

Global merchandising and sports retail company Fanatics has announced the appointment of Matthew Primack as senior vice-president of international business development

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Ken Solomon, Tennis Channel president. Fisher and Russo also discuss The New York Times Company’s $550m (€486.9m) deal to acquire sports media outlet of The Athletic, Fanatics’ market-shifting, $500m purchase of the sports and entertainment assets of The Topps Co., and the National Football League’s deliberations around the forthcoming Super Bowl LVI in California amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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Company calls deal a "significant pillar" in bid to become dominant digital entity

Dramatic deal arrives less than five months after acquisition of MLB, MLBPA rights

Nine sportsbook operators gain market access to key American state

The International Olympic Committee has launched a new global online store as part of an agreement with specialist sports retailer Fanatics which will for the first time make its licensed and branded merchandise…

English Premier League club Everton will this week open its first retail store in Northern Ireland through its partnership with global sports retailer Fanatics

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Jordan Levin, Scientific Games executive vice president and group chief executive of digital, who recently played a key role in sale of betting technology and content operation OpenBet to Endeavor. Eric and Chris also discuss Dapper Labs’ large-scale agreement with the National Football League and NFL Players Association, funding for the newly formed Fanatics Trading Cards, continued turbulence for United States-based regional sports networks, and advancing efforts by the NFL’s Chicago Bears to develop a new stadium.
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Fanatics' new trading cards company has closed a $350m (€302m) Series A funding round, which gives the entity at $10.4bn valuation.

The National Hockey League and leading global sports retailer Fanatics have opened a new 9,000-square-foot NHL Shop flagship store in New York City.