Tampa Bay Rays

MLB club finalizes alternate plan after hurricane damage to existing facility

Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays have been forced to seek a new Spring Training location for 2023 after Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida, was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ian.

MLB club calls legal challenge against it a 'meritless and relentless campaign'

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Brad Griffith, founder and chief executive of mobile-focused ticketing company Gametime. Fisher and Russo also discuss the dramatic move of the University of Southern California and University of California-Los Angeles to the Big Ten Conference, the Big 12 Conference’s hire of new commissioner Brett Yormark, the completion of the revived United States Football League’s first season and new search for additional partners, an investment by US-based Sixth Street into a share of FC Barcelona’s television rights for LaLiga, developing expansion plans for the National Women’s Soccer League, and additional legal turmoil for Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays.

Shareholders allege executive improperly reduced their equity to 'a mere shell'

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Carsten Koerl, Sportradar global chief executive. Fisher and Russo also discuss the demise of the split-season plan advocated by Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, new funding rounds for non-fungible token (NFT) companies Autograph and Animoca Brands, historic investment into the Premier Hockey Federation, a large-scale betting pact between Fubo Gaming and two Texas-based pro soccer clubs, and a reimagined model of governance for US college sports.

Club to now 'regroup' after league committee withdraws its support for controversial proposal

MLB club halts planned promotion for unusual split-season plan

MLB club looks to elevate exposure around its oft-debated, two-city concept

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Steve Loy, president of global golf for international sports business agency Sportfive and the longtime agent and business partner for iconic golfer Phil Mickelson. Eric and Chris also discuss limited partner lawsuits involving the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tampa Bay Rays, the rising presence of Las Vegas, Nevada, as a major sports market, and the strong performance of American retail chain Dick’s Sporting Goods during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Investors allege MLB club owner conspired to improperly boost equity stake

World Wrestling Entertainment is moving its WWE ThunderDome property to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, to begin a new residency starting with SmackDown on December 11.

Ticket resale market prices rise for MLB championship event

MLB club seeks to fight long-running attendance struggles with more radical offer

The long-term future of the Tampa Bay Rays is again in sizable doubt after the Major League Baseball team and the City of St.

Cashless deployments in Atlanta, Tampa point the way toward likely broader adoption across the sport industry.

Rising tension around baseball's economics is prompting accelerated talks. But league has put the onus on the union to devise system remedies