The idea: with sports revenues becoming less and less dependent on gate receipts compared to sponsorships, TV, and subsidiary investments like real estate, the need for 30,000 or 40,000 fans in seats will not be as great. Rather, you could drastically reduce seating capacity, make the seats that do remain into extreme luxury products that sell for top dollar, and rely mostly on that. One result of it will be that you don’t have to build walls for the stadium and you can, instead, leave them open to the city streets or to parks or green spaces where people can just look into the place for free. It’s OK because you’re making oodles on TV and the luxury seats and you’re saving oodles on the real estate footprint, labor for the park, etc. … [Read more...] about Fox will put virtual fans in the stands for its broadcasts
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The XFL generated solid TV ratings before the pandemic, and in theory the XFL could thrive in the spring — unless college football gets moved to the same months. Regardless, the XFL’s TV deals add to the value of the asset. If ABC/ESPN or FOX can avoid or reduce their commitments, the potential price for the XFL will surely drop. … [Read more...] about As XFL sale approaches, ABC/ESPN and FOX seek revised TV deals
But Leicester goalkeeper Schmeichel has passionately defended De Gea in an exclusive chat with Patrick Davison ahead of the two teams meeting on the Premier League's final day on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Main Event, as they battle it out for a place in the Champions League. … [Read more...] about David de Gea: Kasper Schmeichel makes passionate defence of Manchester United goalkeeper
But he has clearly used the four-month break efficiently and, after a "steady" start, a birdie at the sixth was the first of five in a row. He added further birdies at 12 and 13 before pars at the final five holes completed an outstanding first competitive round since March. … [Read more...] about British Masters: David Law leads after 64, Eddie Pepperell three behind
The manager's viewChris Wilder after the final day of the season: "It's a feeling like we had when we first got into the Championship, we just faded away towards the back end of the season. We have to come stronger next year, we have to recruit well in the summer, we have to improve the players we've got here, and bring better players in if we want to be an established Premier League football club... we have to recruit well and improve on the players and bring better players in to compete." … [Read more...] about Premier League transfers: What does every club need this summer?