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Research from marketing agency Red Hot Penny suggests clubs across the UK need  major rethink of how they convert social engagement into retail sales

NHL team broke e-commerce and in-venue merchandise records after first title in franchise history TV ratings and digital streaming minutes on NBC Sports Washington up significantly year-on-year

Ahead of his appearance at the Sports Decision Makers Summit in Miami on May 7, 23 Capital Co-founder Stephen Duval discusses the way a creative approach to finance has opened the door to funding in the sector.

Bob Williams investigates how the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is working to ensure its first-in-history victory over top seed Virginia in last year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is more than an ephemeral high.

Organisers admit they 'lost their way' by alienating core fanbase TV ratings and attendances down significantly, while many sponsors have left

Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has hired Elevate Sports Ventures to support the North American media rights, sponsorship and ticket sales of its new summer tournament in the United States, the EA …

US-based CMG Companies has returned to franchise ownership in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 cricket competition by leading a group that has taken over the Barbados Tridents

Uefa has announced that Inter Milan has fully complied with its financial fair play (FFP) requirements and will no longer face extra financial scrutiny. The Italian club had to forgo €6m ($6.7

UK racecourse owner and operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has purchased a 45-per-cent stake in i-neda Limited, a provider of technology to the global para-mutuel betting industry, as it steps up its…

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Liverpool FC's Billy Hogan tells SportBusiness Professional how diversifying revenue streams and engaging with the club's global fanbase helped the club toward posting world-record profits and doubling its commercial revenue.

Kerry Bubolz was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond.

Joanna Adams was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond.

Team using moment in spotlight to help fund construction of transformative new venue Key stakeholders will be invited to Atlanta; meetings with potential partners also arranged

LaLiga  club  wants NWSL franchise to activate sponsors and ‘be different’ from rivals   North American  commercial partners brought in $99m of club’s $1bn revenue in 2017-18    Cancelled Miami ga

Fifty games moved to afternoons so they can be broadcast in primetime on continent Approximately 30 per cent of NHL players come from overseas

Athletes like LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo can move the needle like no others. Bob Williams spoke to a number of industry experts to discover how exactly clubs can monetise their prize possessions.

The potential of US sports betting will only be maximised if rights-holders focus on maintaining integrity, argues Genius Sports’ Ben Paterson.

Welcome to SportBusiness Group’s US Digest, rounding up the news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market Telemundo takes lead against Fox for World Cup viewers As

In this week's China sports industry round-up: China still a player in 2018 World Cup | A third of  World Cup counterfeit tickets sold to Chinese fans | Neymar joins forces with Chinese brand Oppo

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Chinese company Diking is newest sponsor for Russia 2018 | DDMC bids for AFC commercial rights | China updates Formula E race venues, adding Saudi Arabia to the fixtures

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Youku obtains World Cup streaming rights; OTT broadcast rights approved for Hisense; More Chinese businesses to become World Cup sponsors

For the third time in the history of these rankings, London has been named the world’s Ultimate Sports City. From the NFL and NBA to Wimbledon and Euro 2020, the British capital’s event-hosting strategy, coupled with the public’s appetite for sport, has placed the city at the centre of the sporting world

Looking at historical data of the publicly-traded commercial partners of the US major leagues shows that investing in Official Corporate Partners is a sound long-term investment strategy. 

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Sinobo wins Beijing 2022 Olympic village contract; Chinese-owned Aston Villa in trouble after playoff defeat; and reforms make Hainan province golfing destination