Tampa Bay Rays
Rays to shift Spring Training to Disney complex, Tropicana Field
MLB club finalizes alternate plan after hurricane damage to existing facility
Rays forced move 2023 Spring Training from Port Charlotte
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.
Rays make rare public statement in battle with limited partners
MLB club calls legal challenge against it a 'meritless and relentless campaign'
Brad Griffith on creating new markets in ticketing through Gametime
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.
Rays owner Sternberg sued again by club’s limited partners
Shareholders allege executive improperly reduced their equity to 'a mere shell'
Carsten Koerl on Sportradar’s global business ambitions
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.
MLB kills Rays’ proposed Montreal split-season plan
Club to now 'regroup' after league committee withdraws its support for controversial proposal
Rays reverse course, won’t post Montreal sign during playoffs
MLB club halts planned promotion for unusual split-season plan
Rays to tout Montreal split-season plan during postseason
MLB club looks to elevate exposure around its oft-debated, two-city concept
Steve Loy on the business of Phil Mickelson and the future of golf
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.
Rays owner Sternberg sued by minority partners
Investors allege MLB club owner conspired to improperly boost equity stake
WWE ThunderDome moving to Tropicana Field
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.
Fan interest rises for World Series tickets
Ticket resale market prices rise for MLB championship event
New Rays promotion offers free tickets for club victories
MLB club seeks to fight long-running attendance struggles with more radical offer
Tampa Bay Rays’ future in new doubt after planned split-season in Montreal is axed
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.
Falcons and Rays go cashless to take fan experience ‘to an even higher level’
Cashless deployments in Atlanta, Tampa point the way toward likely broader adoption across the sport industry.
MLB, MLBPA pursuing unprecedented mid-agreement bargaining
Rising tension around baseball's economics is prompting accelerated talks. But league has put the onus on the union to devise system remedies