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"We"re going to play": From Oakland"s startup football team to minor-league baseball, COVID-19 forces second-tier sports to call indefinite timeout

Without rich TV contracts like major-league sports, niche, second-tier leagues and teams face a season of uncertainty......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2020

The Arena Football League is in such bad shape that a team went 2-10, lost its first playoff game, and still won the championship — Here is how they did it

CBS Sports The Washington Valor defeated the Baltimore Brigade in Arena Ball XXXI. The Valor were crowned champions despite going 2-10 in the regular season and losing their first play.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 30th, 2018

Clap for the Milkmen: Metro Milwaukee"s new minor league team

The new baseball team that will play at Ballpark Commons in Franklin has a name: the Milwaukee Milkmen. The American Association team, which is owned by Franklin-based commercial real estate developer Mike Zimmerman, will play at Zimmerman’s Bal.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 17th, 2018

New T-Bones owner shares his lineup for stadium development plans

New Kansas City T-Bones owner Mark Brandmeyer shares his turnaround plans for the minor league baseball team, including numerous investments in the stadium......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 25th, 2020

Houston to host first XFL championship game in April

The XFL, the startup football league from professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon, will host its inaugural championship game in Houston. Representatives from the XFL, the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and the University of Houston made the.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 13th, 2020

Newnan considering baseball venue as part of 14-acre sports & entertainment district (Photos)

The city of Newnan is soliciting public comments on a proposed 14-acre sports and entertainment complex that could host an Coastal Plain League amateur baseball team. The Newnan Sports and Entertainment District is proposed for part of a 22-acre si.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 15th, 2020

Introducing the Wind Surge, Wichita"s minor-league baseball team

In front of a crowd of 1,000 enthusiastic season-ticket holders, city leaders and baseball officials and players, the team's management announced Wednesday the team name and logo......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 13th, 2019

The Best Bar to Watch Football in Every State

SEATTLE, WA – FEBRUARY 2: Seattle Seahawks fan Kyle Vermeulen cheers while watching his team play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl at 95 Slide, a sports bar in Seattle, Washington, on........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstOct 3rd, 2019

What"s up with Atlanta"s rugby team?

Atlanta's next professional sports franchise will be setting roots in Marietta. The city's upcoming Major League Rugby team, called Rugby ATL, will play its home games at Life University's Lipo Family Field, the team told Atlanta Business Chronicle. R.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 30th, 2019

Here"s where the Dayton Dragons rank in baseball attendance

More than 41 million fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2019, marking the 15th consecutive season that Minor League Baseball’s 176 teams in 15 leagues drew more than 40 million fans.  And the local team, the Dayto.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 15th, 2019

Here"s what the XFL named its St. Louis team (photos)

The XFL, the startup football league founded by World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon, on Wednesday unveiled the team names, logos and colors for its eight inaugural franchises......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 21st, 2019

New details revealed about Hornets" esports team

Hornets Sports & Entertainment on Thursday unveiled the branding around its new venture into e-sports. HSE released its new NBA 2K League team’s logo and name, Hornets Venom GT, which will begin play in 2020, the league’s third season. Hornet.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 27th, 2019

XFL names St. Louis team president

The XFL, the startup football league founded by World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon, said Tuesday that St. Louis native Kurt Hunzeker will be president of the league’s St. Louis team. Hunzeker, a University of Missou.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2019

California team loses 2nd sponsor over Ocasio-Cortez video

A second company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 31st, 2019

The New York Post: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on being called ‘enemy of freedom’ by baseball team: ‘Words matter’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded Tuesday to a minor league baseball team that aired a video portraying her as an “enemy of freedom” and put her picture next to Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 28th, 2019

XFL names former Chiefs player as St. Louis team"s head coach

The XFL, the startup football league founded by World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon, said last week that former Kansas City Chiefs player Jonathan Hayes will be head coach of the league's St. Louis team. Hayes played in.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 23rd, 2019

How Ryan Sanders Baseball built a business juggernaut on the success of the Round Rock Express

Have you ever wondered how a minor league baseball team can make a profit off $7 .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 12th, 2019

Hawks pick first team president of new minor-league franchise

The Atlanta Hawks picked a veteran of the minor-league sports world to oversee business operations for its new G League franchise. The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club hired Dan Dial as the first team president of the College Park Skyhawks, which will take.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2019

How the Hornets" latest venture could help land new fans, sponsors

Hornets Sports and Entertainment disclosed plans this week to own and operate an esports team in the NBA 2K league. The team has yet to be named and won't begin play until 2020......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 8th, 2019

Startup football league with key S.F. tech team reportedly suspending operations

Another startup football league bites the dust. The Alliance of American Football, which has a 60-person technology operation in San Francisco, reportedly will suspend operations, according to various news outlets, a few weeks away from its scheduled c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 2nd, 2019

Before the Rose City can "Play Ball," tall tasks await MLB-to-Portland"s team

In many ways, it feels like Portland already has a Major League Baseball team. Fans walk the streets wearing hats and T-shirts with a gothic font “P.” Many cars sport similar bumper stickers. The local and national news media run stories regula.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 28th, 2019