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Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free: Why the Nationals Are Focused on Younger Fans

For many families, while there’s nothing quite like an outing to a baseball game, the cost of attending a game with young children adds up quickly. The Washington Nationals are hoping to attract more with the organization’s newest promotion.  Washington will run a Kids Eat Free at Nationals Park program from July 22 to Labor Day, offering up a hot dog, choice of chips or apple sauce and a soda or water to members of its Jr. Nationals Kids Club. […]

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UK Hiring Spree for The Athletic Creating Massive Industry Changes

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. It was not too long ago that the New York Times ran an article with the headline of “Why The Athletic Wants to Pillage Newspapers”. Fresh off a new funding round and plans to hire at least 55 people in the UK according to Digiday, The Athletic has created what some are calling a “journalist transfer window.” Publications are having “crisis” meetings… According to BuzzFeed […]

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ESPN to Launch Morning Podcast

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. As ESPN looks to grow its podcast presence, the company is turning to a new daily morning one starting in October. According to Ben Strauss of the Washington Post, the podcast is expected to include a mix of news coverage, trends in sports and feature stories done by ESPN’s team of reporters. Following a similar trend… In a recent episode of Shot Callers, Mike Greenberg […]

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MLB Jersey Patches ‘Inevitable’

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. Get ready for MLB jerseys to have sponsor patches. According to SBJ’s Terry Lefton, MLB executives say that the move is “inevitable” and that they “will get there” eventually.  It’s nothing new for the league… The league has had patches on uniforms during international events in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and most recently in the 2019 Japan and London events.  According to MLB International Senior Vice […]

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Shot Callers: Mike Greenberg, Host, ESPN

Mike Greenberg, who many sports fans will remember as the co-host of ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike”, has hosted ESPN’s “Get Up!” since the show’s beginning in early 2018. The show has seen success in its first year and recently became a key part of ESPN’s coverage of yet another exciting NBA free agency period. Greenberg recently sat down Front Office Sports’ Michael McCarthy to discuss the initial success of “Get Up!”, covering NBA free agency, and lessons from nearly […]

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How do Adam Silver and Roger Goodell view influence of tech?

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. This past week, Adam Silver and Roger Goodell joined the likes of Reid Hoffman and Dara Khosrowshahi at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. While there, CNBC caught up with them to get their thoughts on technology’s impact on sports.  Competition is fierce… Now more than ever, sports teams and leagues have to compete with everything from Netflix and Instagram to Snapchat and esports. […]

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Vegas Ballpark Attendance

New Ballpark Has Las Vegas Buzzing About Baseball

Baseball in Las Vegas is scorching hot, and not just because the temperatures are finally hitting their summer triple-digit norms.  The city’s Triple-A team, the Las Vegas Aviators, opened the new Las Vegas Ballpark to start the 2019 season and the ballpark has made all the difference as the team is breaking records and experiencing a turnaround that is even surprising their executives. The team is averaging 9,396 fans, which leads the Minor Leagues in attendance. The capacity of Las […]

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Formula E Growth

Formula E Brings A Mission of Sustainability To Racing

Formula E finished up its fifth and latest season this weekend in New York City, capping off a 13-race circuit as the organization looks toward a promising future. On the verge of bankruptcy four years ago, Formula E Chairman and CEO Alejandro Agag expects the all-electric race series to be in the black next year as its value surges beyond $1 billion thanks to investments and major brand partnerships like the multi-year, nine-figure deal signed by title sponsor ABB last […]

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Front Office Sports 2019 Spring Survey of Sports Business Professionals

(SRi is a proud partner of Front Office Sports)  In 2019, sports teams and leagues must continue to make strides in improving their live event experiences in order to keep fans coming through the gates. We at Front Office Sports partnered with Sponsorship Research International (SRi) to survey our reader base to get a better idea of the specific improvements being made in this area of sports along with what can still be done better. Below are a few highlights […]

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Inside The Huddle: Brands, Athletes, and Equity Deals with Ricky Medina

In the buildup to Front Office Sports’ Brand Marketing Huddle at the LA Stadium Premiere Center on July 11, we’re introducing you to the huddle leaders who will be lending their expertise to the conversation. Today, meet Ricky Medina: Senior Manager of Licensing and Business Development with the NFL Players Association. In this role, Medina leads negotiations for new licensing deals & partnerships while representing the intellectual property for a group player licensing program for all current NFL players. Growing […]

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