A study completed by the Sports Industry group of EY determined that the NFL’s game in Mexico City and related events produced an incremental increase in the city’s Gross Domestic Product of US$45 million (MXN 923 million), supporting 2,840 jobs in the city. The Oakland Raiders hosted the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on November 21, 2016, before a crowd of 76,473 in the first-ever Monday Night Football game played outside of the United States. The EY study brings together evidence from a range of sources, including the NFL’s post-event surveys of fans who attended the game and wider economic data on Mexico’s economy.
Charles Oakley plans to attend New York's road game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night, the former Knicks player told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Oakley, who has been feuding with Knicks owner James Dolan following his ejection from Madison Square Garden and subsequent arrest earlier this month, is close with Cavaliers star LeBron James.
From Daniel Suárez’s historic NASCAR XFINITY Series championship to the efforts from NASCAR tracks, teams, sponsors and partners, the last year represented tremendous progress in the areas of diversity within the sport.
As you've probably heard, NBA uniforms will be undergoing lots of changes next season. Nike will be taking over from Adidas as the league's uniform outfitter, the Nike logo will be added to jerseys and shorts, sleeves may be on the way out, and -- most notably -- teams will be permitted to wear corporate advertising patches on the upper-left region of their jerseys. The jersey advertising rollout has gone slowly, with only five teams having gone public so far: the 76ers (whose ad patch is from StubHub), Kings (Blue Diamond Almonds), Celtics (GE), Nets (Infor), and Jazz (Qualtrics). In addition, the Cavaliers will reportedly be going with Goodyear, although the team hasn't unveiled the patch yet.
World Baseball Classic, Inc. today announced its marketing partners for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The list includes global, team and venue partners from 15 countries across five continents. The four Global Sponsors for the 2017 tournament include GungHo, the video game corporation that developed mobile hit Puzzles & Dragons; Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmaker; Nippon Express, Japan's largest logistics provider; and Nomura Securities, a leading financial services group. Global Sponsors receive the highest level of association with the event, including significant presence in the six tournament venues and across all media platforms worldwide. Delta Air Lines will support the unique travel demands of the tournament as the preferred carrier of the World Baseball Classic.
One modern problem will be solved this season at ballparks across the country, thanks to a company with facial recognition technology that has struck a deal with Major League Baseball. Fans who appear on the scoreboard video screen or during a television broadcast will, for the first time, be able to get the video and share it socially. The technology comes from a company called 15 Seconds of Fame. Fans who download the app and take a picture of their face will immediately receive a video clip of themselves on the video scoreboard if they were featured.