Instagram Recruits Sports World to Sell Merchandise

Instagram Recruits Sports World to Sell Merchandise

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: The Facebook-owned app wants more athletes, teams and leagues to offer products directly on its platform. Sports stars, teams and leagues have long used Instagram to promote themselves and build relationships with fans. Increasingly, they’re using it to sell products, too. On Nov. 20, tennis star Serena Williams and […]

Philadelphia 76ers see surge in ticket demand with 100 consecutive sellout games

Philadelphia 76ers see surge in ticket demand with 100 consecutive sellout games

Courtesy of CNBC: It wasn’t long ago the Philadelphia 76ers sat at the bottom of the NBA’s attendance rankings. But after six years of rebuilding, the Sixers have returned to the top of the league’s attendance records and recently reported their 100th consecutive sellout game before beating the Miami Heat 113-86 at the Wells Fargo […]

Golden State Warriors create own ‘StubHub for luxury boxes’

Golden State Warriors create own ‘StubHub for luxury boxes’

Suite Exchange platform allows holders to sell on premium seats. Courtesy of SportsPro: The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Golden State Warriors have created the league’s first exchange platform for luxury suites at their new Chase Center home. The ‘Suite Exchange’ is similar to secondary market platforms such as StubHub or SeatGeek where season ticket holders […]

Vivid Seats Named Official Ticketing Partner of the LA Clippers

Vivid Seats Named Official Ticketing Partner of the LA Clippers

Courtesy of NBA.com/clippers: Nation’s Largest Independent Ticket Marketplace Partners with LA Clippers to Offer Ticketing Integration for Clippers Fans, Marking First Official NBA Partnership for Vivid Seats    Vivid Seats, the largest independent ticket marketplace in North America, today announced that it will partner with the LA Clippers as an official ticket marketplace for the […]

Beyonce Is Interested in Buying a Stake in the Houston Rockets

Beyonce Is Interested in Buying a Stake in the Houston Rockets

Courtesy of Bloomberg: Pop superstar Beyonce, a Houston native, is mulling an investment in the National Basketball Association’s Rockets, according to people familiar with the matter. Rockets owner Les Alexander, a former bond trader, said last month he was selling the team amid a surge in franchise values across sports. The club’s popularity in China […]

The Hawks Are Targeting Millennial Fans With This Truly Incredible Season Ticket Plan

The Hawks Are Targeting Millennial Fans With This Truly Incredible Season Ticket Plan

Courtesy of UPROXX: It used to be that season ticket holders comprised only the very upper crust of professional sports fans. But one NBA team is trying to change that. TheAtlanta Hawks recently announced a new promotion targeting a much younger, more frugal demographic. Via Phil W. Hudson of The Atlanta Business Chronicle: In an […]

Liberty Media Faces Some Bumps for Formula One in U.S.

Liberty Media Faces Some Bumps for Formula One in U.S.

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: The motor sport doesn’t have a large U.S. following but is live-sport content that broadcasters currently crave The multibillion-dollar sale of Formula One to Liberty Media Corp. represents a new push into the U.S. market for the glamorous motor sport—but John Malone’s media empire has its work cut out […]