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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 US sports industry round-up: NBA Finals tickets are cheapest in four years; FC Cincinnati to join MLS in 2019; and Twin Cities 'netted $370m from Super Bowl'

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Tepper wins race to take over Carolina Panthers; Supreme Court rules in favour of sports betting; and NBA play-off ratings continue to soar.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: MLB aims to establish long-term relationship with London; United 2026 offers financial and diplomatic assurances; and Manning considers joining Panthers ownership group 

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Khan wants Wembley Stadium to host Super Bowl; NFL Draft draws record TV ratings; and Trump interference threatens USA-led World Cup bid

Rory Squires looks at the evolution of the NFL Draft and how moving the event from the Radio City Music Hall allowed the league to significantly grow the event and upscale its marketing efforts 

In this month's issue we cover the following: EPL AUCTION – stagnant fees bring league to crossroads SUPER BOWL ACTIVATIONS – the cutting edge of sports sponsorship activations NFL 201

The NFL employed Chinese-Canadian superstar Kris Wu as an ambassador in its latest attempt to cultivate audiences in China. Mark Dreyer examines the thinking behind the move and looks at historical attempts by the league to build audiences in the country.

Richard Clarke rounds-up some of the ways in which digital, social media and technology impacted the NFL during the 2018 season.

Despite a seven-per-cent year-on-year audience decline, Super Bowl LII was still one of the 10 most-viewed shows in US history – making it the perfect platform for brands to reach a mass audience. Broadcaster NBC was able to charge a staggering $5.2m (€4.2m) for a 30-second advertising spot.

George Pyne is the founder of sports investment firm Bruin Sports Capital. The firm’s portfolio includes Deltatre, the company behind the European version of the NFL Game Pass OTT product; On Location Experiences, the official hospitality provider of the NFL; and experiential marketing agency Engine Shop.    

Ryan DiNunzio, football and soccer business unit senior director with New Era Cap, the official on-field cap of the NFL, explains how the sportswear company operates around the Super Bowl.

Lester Bagley, Minnesota Vikings executive vice president of public affairs, talks about the franchise's approach to hosting Super Bowl LII at its US Bank Stadium

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Atlanta stadium bucks concession pricing trend; Fox buys Thursday Night Football rights; and Solo files complaint against US Soccer

In this week's US sports industry round-up: NBA wants legalized sports gambling; Fox favourites for Thursday Night Football; and all still to play for in US Soccer presidential race

Why the planned merger of IMG College and Learfield looks like the right deal at the right time for US collegiate sport. Kevin Roberts reports.

In the third and final part of our series, Barry Wilner summarises some of the ways in which teams in the US are using technology to enhance the game-day experience for fans.

The number of people watching NFL games in stadiums and on television has fallen significantly over the last few years. Richard Clarke assesses whether empty seats and poor ratings are signs of a permanent decline.

Television networks can't get enough of reality programmes that follow the everyday lives of sports stars. Barry Wilner finds out how the USOC and NFL are using the content to generate interest in their live events.